Flower power: Dutch horticultural expo opens near AmsterdamApril 13, 2022 GMT
ALMERE, Netherlands (AP) — Tulips herald the advent of spring — and the Dutch believe they can also highlight ways to fight climate change.
Tulip, daffodil farmworkers strike over wages, conditionsMarch 24, 2022 GMT
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — A group of Washington state tulip and daffodil farm workers have gone on strike to demand that the Washington Bulb Co. improve wages and health and safety protocols.
The strike comes just ahead of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, one of the area’s main tourist attractions that starts April 1.
Tulips for Amsterdam: Growers hand out free flowersJanuary 15, 2022 GMT
AMSTERDAM (AP) — As stores in Amsterdam and across the Netherlands cautiously reopened after weeks of being under a coronavirus lockdown, the Dutch capital's mood was lightened further Saturday by dashes of color from thousands of free bunches of tulips being handed out.
Whimsical new NYC waterfront park floats over Hudson RiverMay 21, 2021 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — A whimsical new park that appears to float on pilings above the Hudson River opened to the public just off the Manhattan shoreline Friday, four years after a fight between media mogul Barry Diller and a billionaire real estate developer threatened to derail it.
Pandemic puts tulips, bluebells, cherry blossoms in hidingApril 20, 2021 GMT
HALLE, Belgium (AP) — There is no stopping flowers when they bloom, blossoms when they burst. Unfortunately, people have been stopped from enjoying them these days...
Visitors tiptoe through the tulips in Dutch virus testApril 9, 2021 GMT
LISSE, Netherlands (AP) — Finally, after bleak winter months of a coronavirus lockdown, springtime shoots of hope emerged Friday as restrictions were relaxed at a Dutch flower garden and other public venues...
Field of tulips joins worried mom with widow battling cancerNovember 17, 2020 GMT
When the coronavirus upended daily life, Amy Baird was frightened, like much of the world — for her children and what would become of their school and friends, for her in-laws in their 70s, for her own health marked by a pulmonary embolism...
Tiptoe through Dutch tulips? Not in coronavirus crisisMarch 26, 2020 GMT
LISSE, Netherlands (AP) — The manicured lawns and pathways winding the flower beds at the Keukenhof spring garden, normally crowded with thousands of visitors on any given sun-splashed spring day, were deserted Thursday...
Tulips from Amsterdam? Not in times of coronavirus crisisMarch 20, 2020 GMT
LISSE, Netherlands (AP) — The pots of chrysanthemums stacked in Henk van der Slot’s barn in the Netherlands bulb fields were supposed to decorate St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican over Easter.
But with border restrictions and lockdowns spreading around the globe as governments fight the coronavirus pandemic, the pope will have to go without his usual donation of Dutch flowers this year.
Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National Tulip DayJanuary 18, 2020 GMT
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Winter blues 0, joyful color 1.
Tulip growers in the Netherlands beat back winter — if only for a day — with a riotous explosion of color Saturday as they turned an Amsterdam square into a multi-colored feast for cold-dulled senses to mark National Tulip Day.
Dutch farmers to tourists: Don’t trample our tulipsMarch 27, 2019 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch farmers have a message for tourists: Please don't trample upon our tulips...
Angelique: One of the prettiest tulips is also easy to growMay 8, 2018 GMT
Angelique is soon to arrive in my garden, but only briefly. And as in years past, I'll miss her when she leaves and will look forward to her return next spring...
Gardening: Strategies to keeping bulbs safe in winterNovember 9, 2017 GMT
For many gardeners, planting spring flowering bulbs is a daunting leap of faith because these lifeless looking bulbs must be planted in our bone-chilling fall weather. And other than daffodils and alliums that are shunned by deer and other animals, those gorgeous tulips and many other bulbs planted in the ground are often eaten long before they bloom.