Experience miniature-Keukenhof in Singapore
Tulipmania is back in Singapore at Gardens by the Bay! This year, they have a special guest specially brought in by sponsor KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) – Miffy! I was only too happy to don my Miffy necklace (which I have not found the perfect occasion to wear) and help out in tulip planting.
That’s Mihkaail from the Gardens explaining the concept behind this year’s display – the tulips will be arranged in the traditional concentric circles with replica windmills and canal houses inspired by Madurodam instead of simple straight rows like last year.
Ever wondered how the tulips are flown to Singapore? In boxes like these. The floral variety is written on the box, otherwise all of the tulip bulbs look the same so you wouldn’t know what colour they are until they bloom. 50,000 tulips will be flown in for Tulipmania 2014 (14 April to 4 May 2014).
Getting my hands dirty! *Excited*
This will be my very first gardening experience. Since I have killed almost every living thing I tried to grow (oops), I was extra cautious with these pretty tulip bulbs.
These tulip bulbs were grown right in the planter boxes for easy shipment. It takes 4 to 5 years for a tulip bulb to mature to a size for it to produce the tulips we see. Somehow, the bulbs reminded me of onions, which made me a bit hungry…
In a state of flurry…or WTH-am-I-doing mode
I was glad to know tulips grow towards the sun, meaning no matter which direction you plant them, they will straighten themselves towards the light direction. How clever!
14 April to 4 May 2014
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Miffy Appearances: 20 April (Easter Egg Hunt 10AM, 1PM & 3PM) and 26 April (Tulip Cheer 11AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM) See website for details.