Bloom Report 2019

Update May 16th 8.30pm:

Thank you all for visiting this season. Our season ended today May 16th. We open back up Spring 2020! 

Update May 15th 3.30pm:

We are open tomorrow Thursday May 16th. We still have plenty pretty tulips left. See pictures below which I took at 3pm May 15th. Our U-pick field is NOT looking pretty anymore and we do not have many tulips left in the large field. Our show garden is in full bloom, but we opened up the Show Garden for U-pick Wednesday morning. This means that it is less pretty for pictures, but there will be lots of different varieties to choose from to pick! If you come early in the morning you will have the best selection!

Update May 15th:

Monday and Tuesday we were closed because of a too muddy parking field. Today we opened up again, and we let people pick from the show garden! People are having a blast picking from the show garden! There are still some tickets left for today! Only $5 entrance. Get some Wicked Tulips this afternoon! We are open until 7pm. It might be the last day today...

Update May 12th:

Unfortunately we need to cancel our U-pick event, Monday May 13th. We have had a difficult season with all the rain and our parking lot is too wet/muddy tomorrow to park cars safely. We are not opening the gates. We cancel and refund your ticket(s).

Please note that our system does not allow to transfer tickets from Monday to Wednesday. We apologize for the inconvenience. Wednesday we open backup. Tickets will be on sale later today. 



 

Update May 10th:

The show garden this morning! We are open this weekend and most likely Monday. We sent out an email to our email list subscribers yesterday and both Saturday and Sunday sold out very quickly. There are only a few "Early Bird" tickets left over (it is now 2.30pm) This weekend people can enjoy the show garden, bring a picnic and make some amazing Mother's Day photo's! The U-pick field is looking a bit sparse. I think it is fair to say it is "picked over"... We do however, have some amazing late blooming "French Tulips" and "Parrot Tulips" available. Some of them are at this moment still too green to pick but will hopefully be ready just in time for Mother's Day weekend!

Update May 10th: All Friday May 10th Yoga Classes have been cancelled due to inclement weather. 

Update May 9th:

We are assessing our field tonight to see if we have enough tulips to keep our doors open this weekend. Sign up for our newsletter to get a notification.

We have still some of the most “Wicked” tulips left over in the u-pick! The picture below is “Green Star”. Although we have still tulips available in the u-pick field, it is not looking as spectacular anymore. The early tulips are all bloomed out or picked, there are a few mid season tulips left but you have to search for them. The late blooming tulips are just starting though! They are super fresh and last a long time in your vase. The benefit of coming this late in our season is that the Show Garden is in full bloom! Visitors who came the first week, had more variety in the u-pick, but not a very colorful Show Garden. We believe everyone who is visiting today will have a great time. We also have a little surprise for you!

Update May 8th:

We are getting close to the end of the season. :( We have sold tickets up until Friday.  There is a small chance we can stay open for the Mother's Day weekend. We will decide this Thursday evening. If we stay open Saturday and Sunday, it will mostly be to look at the show garden tulips. We will sell $7 tickets without 10 tulips included. There are still many buds in the U-pick field which have not opened yet, some of the late tulips are just getting started! With that said it is important to note there will not be a very large variety of colors in the u-pick by this weekend.  The show garden however is spectacular! 

Update May 7th:

We had a gorgeous Early Bird morning today! Finally we arrived at the farm and the sun was shining! We needed it, the parking situation was difficult yesterday after all the rain and this sunshine is helping it dry out!

We are selling some additional "After 2pm Tickets" today. Most people come usually between 10am and 2pm, so for this reason we add these "After 2pm" tickets. If the weather is good, we sell them occasionally last minute. We do this only on sold out days. You can purchase them via our online ticketing system. https://www.tickettailor.com/events/wickedtulips/r/website-4-27

We also added Early Bird tickets for tomorrow. The weather is looking good!

Update May 5th:

We still have "Early Bird" tickets available for Monday and Tuesday! Also "after 2pm" tickets for tomorrow. Tickets for Thursday and Friday are for sale too. Wednesday we plan to add Saturday & Sunday. 

Update May 5th: 

It is a rainy day today but we are open! Our fields are not very muddy, but we do advice to wear boots, because the parking field can get muddy with this weather on certain spots. We do however, work very hard to keep it from getting muddy with mulch and straw. We speak out of experience that people having a ball picking tulips in the rain. :) The colors seems often even more vibrant when it is raining! So hope to see you all in the field today!

 

Update May 4th: It was another fabulous day in the tulips. We even had a little sun for 5 minutes ;). We are sold out through Tuesday. There are still tickets available for Wednesday and we have not opened up additional dates yet. We will assess the field after the weekend. There will be Early Bird Tickets for Monday &  Tuesday and afternoon tickets for Monday as well. Remember we are open rain or shine. So far Sunday is calling for rain so wear your raincoat and pretty rain boots. The tulips look gorgeous in any weather. 

Update May 3rd: Yoga Update: We are canceling tomorrow mornings 9 am yoga class due to rain. The 5:30 pm class is still on and the weather is clear. Come join us for yoga in the tulips. Purchase your tickets at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/wickedtulips/231485

We are sold out through Tuesday. We have Tickets available for Wednesday and are holding off on releasing additional days until we assess the fields after the weekend. 

Update May 2nd:

There are still ticket available for today! The U-pick field is very pretty. Only the late blooming tulips are not blooming yet. The show garden was a little behind this year. We planted them late and we planted more late blooming varieties as usual. The show garden will be in full bloom somewhere after upcoming weekend, but it is already looking amazing! 

First picture is part of our showgarden, second picture is part of our U-pick field 5/2/19.

 

Update May 1st:

The next +/- 8 days are going to be absolutely amazing! The quality of the flowers is very good, they love this cool weather! If you are planning to visit us this season, we recommend purchasing a tickets for the next 8 days. It is perfect for pictures and picking. We still think(but can't promise) that we are open for Mother's Day, but it will not be as spectacular as it the next 8 days. 

Update April 30th:

We are "Sold Out" today, because we reduced the amount of visitors. We got a bit more rain than expected and the parking field is wet and muddy. We recommend coming later in the day to give the field some time to dry out and wear your  boots :) Definitely don’t come in a low vehicle. We may be able to have you park in our upper lot- our parking assistants will guide you, and you can walk down to the field which is about ¼ mile.

Happy wet spring!

Update April 29th:

Opening Day!

 

 

Update April 27th:

We open Monday April 29th! Tickets for the upcoming week are on sale NOW!!! Additional dates will go on sale as we assess field conditions. So, check back for additional dates. We never know when we will close so this will help us to not disappoint our visitors by having to issue refunds. And just FYI: The field has never been as much in bloom on Opening day ever! It is gorgeous! 

Watch a video update of today by clicking on this link

 

Update April 24th:

Get ready!!!! We are planning for a Sunday or Monday opening!  We decided that with the rain on Friday its better to wait. Tickets will go on sale on the website a day or two before we open. We only make the first week of tickets available for purchase and then add additional days as we assess the field conditions. 

Update April 23rd:

More and more tulips start to show some color, but it doesn't look "wow" yet... The field is overall mostly green. But it can change very quickly. We are this year a little bit more nervous about our parking situation, because it has been raining so much. If it rains Friday more than an inch, we might have to decide to not open, even if the field looks pretty... We keep you up to date, for now please talk to the weather gods and ask them for some sun shine! ;)

Update April 21st:

Wow, these blooming tulips are a welcoming surprise this Easter Sunday! I did not expect to so much color! It looks like we will have enough blooming tulips next weekend to open, maybe even already on Friday! :) We keep you posted!

Update April 19th:

The tulips are loving the weather of today! It was almost 70 degrees! We are starting to see lots of buds ready to open soon... By next weekend we will have many blooming tulips, but most likely not enough to open. We open when at least 30% is in bloom, because we want to "wow" every visitor! From the day we are open it is looking amazing.

Update April 17th:

It has been nice tulip growing weather! Next week they say it will be in the 70's! :) We spotted the first blooming variety. It is a  early blooming "Kaufmanniana" tulip. It is not really a good "u-pick" variety, it is very short. We planted these bulbs, because we had them left over from our online bulb store.

 

Update April 14th:

The tulips have been growing very slowly over the last 10 days... The nights have been cold and our farm is extremely windy. For that reason the soil is taking more time to warm up.  April 3rd, the soil temperature was only 43 degrees, but now we are up to 60 degrees! Meaning the tulips start to grow fast! :) 

Also the weather forecast is looking better and better. Last week I was very skeptical that we could be open by May 1st, but now I think there is a small chance we make it... But is also could be a little later

Update April 13th:

Our first flowerbud!

Update April 3rd: 

Yay finally the tulips are up! 

Update March 29th: 

First video update of the season! We are +/- 3 weeks behind schedule... It is very hard to estimate an opening date, but it looks like it is not going to be in April. We hope sometime the first week of May. 

Update March 20th:

So far we are 3 weeks behind the schedule! Last year we had our first tulips popping out of the ground February 28th. So it seems to become a late season, although it can change very quickly if April is going to be warmer as usual... We still can't estimate an opening date, but it might be not until the first week of May. 

First tulips are up[ 

Update Fall 2018:

Our fourth season is coming up! In the Fall of 2018 we planted 600,000 tulips. Every year we rotate our fields to prevent diseases. We plant them with our tractor and imported Dutch planting machine. We try to plant them all the first weeks of November. The are planted about 8" deep.  

 Planting depth tulips

 

Click on the Bloom Report 2018 link, to see the pictures of our last season.

Bloom Report 2018