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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It takes great visualization to assemble a mixed composition using such finely textured flowers and foliage. Here, the small flowers studded with larger tulips lend the casual cottage garden character without sacrificing elegance. At the end of the season, the bulbs are removed and either composted or planted elsewhere for safe keeping. More inspiring compositions are featured in the Idea Garden where an additional 100,000 bulbs, used in a plethora of ways, show visitors how bulbs can be integrated into any home garden.