It’s like flowers are free in Holland

Buying flowers is one of Suan’s bugbears. They are so expensive here in Singapore. But then how can you complain? Most if not all fresh produce are imported to our little red dot.

You can imagine that she was in high heaven while living in Holland.Imagine being able to buy a bunch of 30 tulips for just €5. And different flowers too…Narcissus, Roses, Iris, Amaryllis, Peony and even Orchids! Not exactly gratis, but really close.

Yeah those were the days.

Why is this the case? That’s because the Dutch were cultivating for the bulbs, not the flowers. The flowers, were simply ‘by-products’…

But did you know that Holland is the major flower trading center of the world? Or that in Holland the cultivation of flowers come in “waves”, different species blooming over the months from early spring till early summer? And driving amongst the fields where they are grown watching them grow, flower and eventually bloom.

Enjoy flowers? Read more here.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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