News : Events : Contents : firstname.lastname@example.org
KEUKENHOF translates as kitchen garden in Dutch and is also known as The Garden of Europe. Their website informs that the 79 acre park is planted annually with approximately 7-million flowers. It is located in the small town of Lisse, south of Haarlem and southwest of Amsterdam.
The park opens annually from mid-March to mid-May and the best time to view the tulips is around mid-April, depending, of course, on the weather. Thought it would brighten things up to have photos of spring flower, far more colourful than photos of the bulbs or corms.
Fritillaria imperialis Maxima Lutea: tall stems with bright yellow bell shaped flowers and unpright 'pineapple' of foliage on top. Despite it's exotic looks, it grows well in shade and is frost hardy! Flowers: May. Height. 80 - 100cm / 3.2ft Bulb: 20-24cm
All images taken Jane McInerney
Brigg Life edited by Frazer Melton is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License