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The Spring Blooms celebration at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania showcases a spectacular display of tulips—a nod to Pierre S. du Pont who laid out Longwood Gardens and planted the first tulips in 1907. During Spring Blooms, which spans from April 5th through May 23rd, visitors can experience over 250,000 tulips in bloom!  
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Pop-up flower stores from some of the hippest and coolest florists around the country at West Elm stores, starting in late April; GD contributor Amy Merrick writes about deciding to move her flower business out of her apartment; and this weekend, Rodale's Tulip Festival, with U-pick bouquets, and tulip tastings!
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Photos of Jacqueline van der Kloet's gardens around the world, showing her artful mix of fall bulbs in bloom in public gardens in New York and Holland and at her home. 
During the great tulipomania craze, a vase was designed to showcase the expensive flowers. 
The first nursery catalog—in the 17th century—was a artistic masterpiece and a marketing strategy. It sold, of course, tulip bulbs, and helped contribute to the economic bubble of tulip mania. 
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The tulip fields of the Netherlands are currently bursting into bloom with fields of tulips, hyancinths, and other bulb flowers. Photographs of the country's flower fields in Bloembollenstreek, the bulb belt of the country, look like modern paintings of bright colors, made up of strips of thousands of colorful flowers.
On Saturday, January 19th, tulip growers and promoters will fill Amsterdam's Dam Square with thousands of tulips, free for the picking, to inaugurate Tulpendag (Tulip Day), the official start of the tulip season in Holland.