Of with their heads! by geertje

Of with their heads!

I just wanted to show you how those tulips end...
They're chopped!!!
It's so tragic to see. But remember, this fall you can buy these bulbs and have beautiful tulips in your own garden next Spring.

Tulips as you know them: http://365project.org/geertje/theme-s-and-com/2012-05-09
Awwwww!!!
May 9th, 2012  
Very very cool - a Dutch version of the so popular "trainline" shot, eh?!
May 9th, 2012  
Beautiful shot - love the lines with the repeating greens and pinks. So that's what happens to all the tulips! :(
May 9th, 2012  
@lluniau Lol! Yes, that's our way of doing it ;-)
May 9th, 2012  
A few lucky ones ducked their heads just in time! :) Great shot!
May 9th, 2012  
noooo now I'll have nightmares :)
May 9th, 2012  
They still look great, even beheaded between the rows.
May 9th, 2012  
cool shot!
May 9th, 2012  
Wow! So just that quick it is over.
May 9th, 2012  
Beautiful
May 9th, 2012  
This is a great shot! I knew that's what they did and I know that I am supposed to do the same with my tulips, but I have a hard time leaving the stems and leaves sitting there empty. I've seen gardens where people bend them over and "staple" them to the ground with wires. Maybe they feel it's more aesthetic than bare stems...
May 9th, 2012  
great shot love the lines...
May 9th, 2012  
Beautiful! I love the contrasting lines of pink and green!
May 9th, 2012  
great shot I hate to be the one that has to pick them
May 9th, 2012  
aaaaw how sad!
May 9th, 2012  
What a great one!
May 9th, 2012  
What, awww, the pink between the rows is beautiful though. Poor tulips, see ya next year:)
May 10th, 2012  
Great shot - so that's the process! I suppose I always knew they were bulb fields, not flower fields but does looks like a battlefield. Is there such a thing as tulipcide.
May 10th, 2012  
Very interesting (and great shot!). So we don't chop the leaves because they give strength to the bulbs, but I don't know who chops off the heads of tulips. I will need to explore this! Wonderful photos Geertje!
May 10th, 2012  
Ha, er staan er nog een paar! :-)
May 10th, 2012  
I like tulips but , they last such a short time, but to me they always mean spring is here. Nice shot
May 10th, 2012  
Gorgeous
May 10th, 2012  
Dat is nieuw voor mij. Worden die onthoofd t.b.v. betere bolgroei?
May 10th, 2012  
@djepie Ja, triest maar waar!
May 10th, 2012  
oh, so sad.... all of those heads.
May 10th, 2012  
I am gutted to see that; last year I saw just the same sight on Texel, and it was like mass murder! I am not normally keen on tulips, but seeing them "native" in your country is the best place to view and appreciate them.
May 10th, 2012  
@daviefrance Do you know they're actually from Turkey? Just a funny fact...
May 10th, 2012  
But all the world knows them as iconic of the Netherlands; I hope Turkey does not mind!
May 10th, 2012  
I never knew!!! Great learning experience here! Thanks.
May 10th, 2012  
It seems so harsh to cut their heads off in their prime, but they still look beautiful :)
May 11th, 2012  
ah jammer hé! leuk vastgelegd!
May 11th, 2012  
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