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Love and appreciation for nostalgic flower bulbs
by iBulb
August 29, 2021

There is an increasing need for time-honored traditions. This need increases our love, attention and appreciation for old knowledge about nature, so we are putting classic bulb varieties on a pedestal.

Old 'know-how'

As a counterpart to the rapid, mainly technological, changes, a desire for familiar traditions and rituals has begun to emerge. In gardens, this manifests itself in nostalgic, classic flower varieties. Using flower bulbs is a logical choice, then. After all, the first tulips arrived in the Netherlands as early as 1593 – how nostalgic is that?

Belonging

In addition to nostalgia, we are increasingly searching for and finding a sense of belonging in the garden. Having your own green space means warmth and security. It feels almost like a living room, but with much more greenery. To enhance this feeling, choose a collection of tulips. They are available in early and late-flowering varieties, so you can enjoy flowers throughout the spring.

Classic varieties

It takes a little effort to find them, but classic flower bulb varieties are still readily available. Find your delightful gems and try combining historical tulips with old-fashioned daffodils and Fritillaria:

• Fritillaria pallidiflora

• Fritillaria persica 'Ivory Bells'

• Fritillaria persica

• Narcissus poeticus 'Recurves'

• Narcissus 'Thalia'

• Tulipa 'Ballade'

• Tulipa 'Estella Rijnveld'

• Tulipa greigii 'Cape Cod'

• Tulipa 'Uncle Tom'

• Tulipa 'White Triumphator'

Combine them with other special plants, such as climbing roses and special types of fruit trees, to complete your extraordinary green collection.

More information about flower bulbs is available at www.flowerbulbs.com.

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