12 Gorgeous Pictures That Capture the Striking Beauty of Tulip Farms
Welcome the warmer weather with these beautifully vibrant flowers.
Tulips bordering a forest
Michel Hersen/Country Extra
Tulips sprout up in the spring and cover the ground with a beautiful patterns of color. There are 75 different wild species of tulips. One tall green stem produces 6 petals that cup around each other to form the flower. The first official flowering of tulips took place in the Netherlands in 1594 starting the tulip industry. It triggers what is known as ‘tulip mania,’ when the value of tulip bulbs shot up so much that they were used as a form of currency. They then came to the United States in 1847 when a wealthy man planted them all around his estate in Salem, Massachusetts. Tulips range from white to a mix of oranges; the only color that tulips don’t come in is blue. This gorgeous landscapes show a rainbow of flowers that will make you want to get outside and celebrate spring. Don’t miss the most beautiful gardens in America.
-Michel Hersen, Country Extra, March 2014
Endless rows of color
The brightness of springAnne-Bessel/Shutterstock
Each spring, millions of tulips bloom in Holland, Michigan—making it a great place to visit when the weather is warmer. Don’t miss these beautiful American spring destinations.
Reds and whites with a blue skyRebecca Cox/Country Extra
—Rebecca Cox, Country Extra, March 2015
Windmill and flowers
Rows and rows of colorTurkey-Photo/Shutterstock
Although they are beautiful, store-bought tulips are actually harder to care for and are unlikely to last more than five or so days. Here are the cut flowers that last the longest in a vase.
Pretty in PinkDeborah Carson/Country Extra Magazine
—Deborah Carson, Country Extra, March 2016
Rolling hills of color
A walk through the tulipsNatalia Karapunarly/Country Magazine
—Natalia Karapunarly, Country, April 2014