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Tulips symbolize eternal life and are heralds of spring. Along with crocuses and daffodils, tulips are the first flowers to blossom each year, sometimes while there is still snow on the ground nearby. Tulips are perfect for gardens that are designed to bloom from the earliest possible date. The meaning of the garden can be encoded in the choice of flower colors. For example, a white tulip garden would symbolize heaven on earth.
A former Dutch tulip grower harvested 9 million tulips this past season. Most of the bulbs grown on New Zealand soil will be exported to the Netherlands and America. The bulbs are planted in nets in the ground in leased paddocks, once the bulbs are ready to harvest, the nets and bulbs are lifted by machine, leaving most of the soil behind. The farmer then uses the paddocks to graze cattle or sheep, and next spring the cycle will begin again.
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Heaven On Earth! – White Tulips