“Flowers really do intoxicate me.”
Something you don’t know about us Swedes (not even I knew) is that we buy 1 million tulips per day during the season. That is a lot of tulips!!! 90% of all tulips we buy are grown in Sweden. That surprised me most because I thought they were importing them from Netherlands.
We buy most tulips in the world … second come Finland and 3rd little Denmark. About 250 Swedish tulip growers produce 120 million tulips in early spring.
Our favourite tulips are the yellow “Monte Carlo” and as second comes double red “Abba”, followed by “Leen van der Mark’, which is red with a small yellow border along the upper part of the petals.
And over Easter will my friend Anna Liisa and I visit Amsterdam and of course also Keukenhof with their 7.000.000 bulbs (one weeks sale in Sweden!!!!!!!!!!). It’s #1 on her bucket list before she looses her sight completely and we have talked about it for years, this year I just booked and surprised her. So no snow and frost in Netherlands from now on, please.