FLOWERS IN A CAN, GARDENS IN A BOX

A weekend trip to Amsterdam’s flower market revealed Dutch flowers at their most industrial. Particularly fascinating were these tulips in a can (there was also canned cannabis, for connaisseurs). This must be a great way to keep the bulbs cool and fresh until planting season!

Also eye-catching is the Garden in a Box–150 mixed bulbs that promise to turn your back yard into a miniature Keukenhof. Plus, they are a steal at 2 boxes for 10 euros.

I am increasingly attracted to very mixed bouquets, √† la Dutch master paintings, but in very bright contemporary colours. In the neighbouring Nine Streets, I came upon Gerda’s flower shop, with this lovely bouquet:

She also had compositions of a fascinating iris, the Catharina, which looks very vampy, and whose pattern and shape remind me of Alexander McQueen’s spring collection inspired by wild animals and insects.

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~ by lisacwhite on February 21, 2010.

One Response to “FLOWERS IN A CAN, GARDENS IN A BOX”

  1. Thanks fot the post and the great shots. The flower market in Amsterdam is a little disappointing, don’t you think? Lots of tourist shuffling past rather cramped stalls. But the Keukenhof is great – much better even than I expected. Happy travelling (and gardening too!)

    http://richardtulloch.wordpress.com/2010/03/13/its-tulip-time-hollands-keukenhof/

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