Sunday, May 6, 2018

Wicked Tulip Farm

We just heard about a farm in Rhode Island called the Wicked Tulips Flower Farm that grows fields and fields of tulips and I just knew we had to go check it out.  I love tulips and after taking the boys to the sunflower farm several summers in a row I thought this would be another fun trip.



I'll admit that while the tulips were beautiful; they just aren't as impressive as fields of sunflowers; they're low to the ground and with the crowds of people around it's much harder to feel like you're alone in the flowers like you can with the sunflowers.

However, we could not believe the amazing variety of tulips that were all around and spent a good 40 minutes or so walking around trying to find our favorites.  They were so pretty and smelled amazing.


They have a show garden; where all the tulips are grouped according to type and they have little name plaques near them.  They sell the bulbs so you can buy your favorites and plant them at home.


These reminded me of a peony 




Many of them had this neat fringed border 





This was by far the largest tulip I've ever seen; even the leaves were quite large.
They're called Giant Orange Sunrise and grow 10-12 " tall with the flower being a good 5" of that. 



We noticed these flowers were starting to crossbreed or something with their red strips and petals


More tulips ready to bloom soon





They have more rows of mixed tulips called their picking gardens and you can pick tulips for $1 a stem.  They look so pretty with the range of colors too; though I am partial to the matching rows of colors in the show garden. 












We went back to the show garden and took our picture with our favorites.  Evan liked the grand perfection variety.


Alec had a hard time choosing and decided he liked all three of these pink toned ones.


My favorites were the negrita doubles and I just loved the smells of the flowers too.  My wedding bouquet was made up of all white tulips and the smell just bring me right back to that special day.















They had a lot of helpful staff walking around, checking people in, selling flowers and bulbs, etc. and we had one lady stop and offer to take our photo after seeing us try and take a selfie.


It was a fun way to spend our morning.


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34 comments :

  1. Wicked it is! Wow, what an experience. I could almost weep from the beauty. Thank you so much for taking the time to share.

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    1. You're welcome! It was so pretty. I just could not get enough of all the colors and textures.

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  2. That would have been so cool to go see! Some of the colours eh? Just so lovely.

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    1. It really was quite lovely with so many colors.

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  3. Wow, It is like being in Holland, I imagine... I love it. I am taking inspiration from all of your field trips and making sure we get out there and do more of our own.
    Blessings, Dawn

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    1. I wondered if it wad like visiting Holland myself; it was sort of how I imagined a trip to Holland to look like.

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  4. Thanks for sharing the colors. They are amazing.

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  5. So pretty, I would love to go to a tulip field! I do see what you mean about sunflower fields being different with the flowers so tall though! We have a great sunflower field here!

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  6. That looks like fun! I had no idea there were so many different kinds!

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  7. The tulips are gorgeous! I really like the ones with the fringed border. And it looks like you all had a wonderful time! 😊

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    1. I loved those too. I wasn't expecting that.

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  8. Wow! They are breath taking! I have never smelled a tulip so now I feel like I need to do that. The variety of colors is amazing! I agree that Sunflower fields are also amazing. I will drive out of my way to see a sunflower field.

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    1. Oh you really must smell them. They aren't overpowering but have a night light scent.

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  9. I grew up in Oregon with flower farms close by. I miss that now that I no longer visit. There is something magical about so many flowers are in one place. Looks like you had a fabulous time.

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    1. I completely agree that there is something magical about so many flowers being all in one place. I had a great time.

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  10. Oh I love fields of flowers, and tulips are one of my favourite flowers! Just gorgeous colours !

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    1. Tulips are one of my favorites too!

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  11. I love tulips and it must have been so amazing! My oldest daughter would love to go to these tulip fields. She's been dying to go see the poppy fields in SoCal and we haven't gone yet.

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    1. I love tulips too and it was pretty amazing!

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  12. Gorgeous! We have similar tulip fields all the way over here in Oregon-- I never would have guessed they'd thrive coast to coast. We tried, but never made it up there this year-- your pics are making me kick myself! Here are the ones in Oregon from last year: http://untoadoption.org/o-is-for-the-great-outdoors/

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    1. Wow! Those are gorgeous! It looks like the tulips out there grow much taller than the ones here.

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  13. These are so beautiful! Array of colours. My sister is named "Tulip" because my mum went to visit a Tulip Farm in Europe when she was pregnant with her. I wish we had a Tulip Farm near by too. x

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    1. It was an amazing array of colors.

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  14. Oh they are stunning! I love tulips and have them in my garden but have not visited any tulip fields like this. They all look so healthy too! Polly :)

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    1. They all really did! We just learned last night that the owners of the farm are from Holland and got their inspiration from their homeland.

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  15. Oh this just looks beautiful - such pretty flowers. I think they are one of my faves!

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