“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, 150 million in total. 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 the 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.
2 years ago my friend Anna Liisa and I visited Amsterdam and of course also Keukenhof with their 7.000.000 bulbs (one week’s sale in Sweden!!!!!!!!!!). It’s had bee #1 on her bucket list before she loses her sight completely and we had talked about it for years, so I booked it as a surprise for her. One word about Keukenhof – AMAZING!!!!!!