22 May2006

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There were hundreds of varieties of flowers at Keukenhof. There must have been at least five dozen varieties of tulips alone with colors ranging from pale yellows to vibrant reds, parrot tulips, frilly lace like tulips, double or treble petaled tulips and more! I’m not too great with all of the names so I’ll just post some of the better photos that I was able to take…enjoy!

Some striking orange azaleas…

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Purple aliums (a member of the onion family, I think)…

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Pink multi-petaled tulips…

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Lavender rhododendrons

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White amaryllis…

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Colorful hyacinths…

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Unusual amaryllis (yes, amaryllis) hybrid…

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Little blue flowers (can’t recall the name)…

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Pink unknown…

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Frilly edged tulips…

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COMMENTS:

  1. CecileJ says:

    Such beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing the experience…and welcome back, IBS, CP and all!

    May 22, 2006 | 1:47 pm

     
  2. lojet says:

    Awesome garden! The blue flowers are called grape hyacinths.

    May 22, 2006 | 2:57 pm

     
  3. millet says:

    gandaaa! the alliums must be a member of the garlic family, not onions, i think. teh pink multi-petalled tulip is awesome! thanks for sharing MM!

    May 22, 2006 | 8:02 pm

     
  4. Marketman says:

    millet, you could be right, garlic it is probably…my notes are fuzzy as they are all in my brain, with the exception of some notes I did take in the evenings to jog my memory when I finally wrote the posts!

    May 22, 2006 | 8:27 pm

     
  5. sister says:

    Blue flowers are muscari, pink unknown are rhododendrons. Multi-petaled tulips are peony tulips. Glad you got to Keukenhop at the height of the spring flower season, I’ve always wanted togo there. Maybe I’ll make the next Floriade…

    May 23, 2006 | 9:48 am

     
  6. pam says:

    i’ve never seen those frilly-edged tuplis before (last picture) but they’re lovely! they look so soft to the touch…

    May 23, 2006 | 3:08 pm

     
  7. Lou says:

    Great shots, monsieur. Ottawa, Canada’s capital is now a little Amsterdam with its Tulip Festival. Your shots bring back nostagia and those wonderful flowers are simply amazing. Do we expect more of these later?

    May 25, 2006 | 3:26 am

     
  8. consol says:

    breathtaking, amazing, awesome, fabulous, dear MM. my brother is based in amsterdam and used to seeing all this glory. i yearned to see it too. now, thanks to you, i do, though vicariously. maraming salamat. i hope someday i get to see and smell all that beauty.

    you have such a wonderful informative site! i look forward to your posts.

    Oct 24, 2006 | 1:09 am

     
 

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