Tulipmania: Tulip and Narcissus Bulbs are In


Each year in November, sacks of Tulip and Narcissus bulbs begin to pile up and cover the floor and tables of our pole barn. The smell is a combination of moist soil and coffee. I spend too much time down there this time of year!

Did you know there really was a Tulipmania? There was a time during the Dutch Golden Age (1600’s), when people in Holland actually lost their minds and drove the cost of one tiny tulip bulb up to the tune of $35,000. (priced at today’s value). At the peak of tulip mania in March 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman!

Landscape Architect: Larry Butynskis’ favorite Tulip is “Angelique”

Maintenance Division Manager: Jon Rigby prefersNarcissus over Tulips and his fav. is “Misty Glen”.

Landscape Designer: Josh Mieloch favorite Tulip is “Roy du Midi”

Owner: Tony Berardo says he likes the flavor of Hyacinth “Blue Jacket”, and tells us he senses subtle hints of chocolate and Anisette when sampling. BTW, no one has seen him since this picture was taken.

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