Sensational Colour

For a brief time in spring these normally boring fields erupt into bright and vivid colour. This is the site of a commercial tulip farm where the bulbs are harvested and sent to the northern hemisphere (about 80% of the bulbs will go to the United States and the rest to Holland, Norway, Finland and Russia).

Triflor tulip farm, Edendale, Southland, New Zealand. Photos taken Sat 26 October 2019.

Triflor has an Open Day for the public tomorrow, Monday 28 October 2019.

Tulips at Triflor

It’s amazing to be driving along the highway and get your first glimpse of these stripes of brilliant colour down a side road. We turned down there and parked, and I wandered down the fenceline taking photos of the stripes. I’ve also included some photos by Nigel. All photos are sized to 900 pixels wide.

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btyAbove photo taken by Nigel





btyAbove photo taken by Nigel

btyAbove photo taken by Nigel

btyAbove photo taken by Nigel

If you want to know more about commercial growing of tulips in Southland you might like this link:  Tulips in bloom for open day

Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2019)

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    1. The working aspect might wreck the romance methinks! It appeared with some of the blocks that the flowers had been mown off. Imagine being required to drive the machine that goes down the block and tops all the blooms! I’m happy to stick with looking over the fence 🙂

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  1. Your photos sent me to look up the New Zealand bulb trade because it seemed mad to be sending tulips to Holland. Apparently a lot of the NZ fields are owned by Dutch companies wanting to produce bulbs that will give them out of season flowers back home. I’m glad you have the pleasure of the fields of flowers but the trade still seems nonsensical!

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