Sunday, September 7, 2008

Amsterdam (Part 3: Flowers)

The Dutch are well known for their flowers and along one canal in Amsterdam is a rather impressive flower market. We have noticed that throughout the Netherlands flowers are both abundant and cheap; Laura bought ten sun flowers just the other day for ~€ 5. Tulips are the most well-known of the flowers grown in The Netherlands. They were originally imported from Turkey in the early 1600s.

One of the particularly interesting things about the flower market was the vast assortment of bulbs available, shown below.

Bulbs at the flower market.


Pam said...

I love the flowers - am thinking the cut flower picture would be a perfect jigsaw puzzle

Anna said...

Perhaps van Gogh purchased the blooms seen in his famous "Sunflowers" series from a similar market. I think I would be in flower heaven there!