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Tulipmania 2014 – Meeting Miffy & Planting Tulips

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Tulip-Planting_20Experience 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.

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
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.

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
Getting ready to help plant tulips at the back-of-house

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
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).

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 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.

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
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…

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
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!

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
Ta da – all done! :) *Peabrain proud as a peacock*

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
Here’s the pros at work in the main tulip field

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
Staff from KLM also came to help out in the planting, looks like they are enjoying themselves!

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
This gentle giant at work was a joy to watch :) I was amused how he could contort himself in the tiny flower field to do the planting.

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
Purple hyacinths are planted together with the tulips to resemble the canals of Amsterdam. They look awesome and emit a strong fragrance when they bloom.

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
Kids at work
Looks like we know which one has the potential to be a supervisor heh

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
Amidst the planting, we spot someone coming into the Flower Dome – it’s MIFFY! :D Oh so cute so cute, suddenly I am five years old again….

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
Hello everyone! *waves*

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
A rabbit can make me so happy

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
Not forgetting to give her a big, fat kiss

Tulip Planting & Miffy @ Tulipmania 2014
Miffy went out to play at the Far East Organization Children’s Garden too

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Where’s your bikini Miffy? Let’s go play water!

Miffy & Tulip PlantingMeanwhile, I eagerly await the tulips to fully bloom…can’t wait to see how the tulips I helped to plant turn out! :)

Tulipmania 2014
14 April to 4 May 2014
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Website: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/tulipmania
Miffy Appearances: 20 April (Easter Egg Hunt 10AM, 1PM & 3PM) and 26 April (Tulip Cheer 11AM, 1PM, 2PM & 3PM) See website for details.

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Author: spunktitud3

A little post by a fun-loving spunky gal in love with the quirky, the artsy and anything which inspires new creations. Read about her adventures on: spunktitud3.wordpress.com

2 thoughts on “Tulipmania 2014 – Meeting Miffy & Planting Tulips

  1. Looks like fun. Miffy is cute, lol:P

  2. How cool that you were allowed to help plant the bulbs; wow! Your Miffy necklace is amazing and so appropriate for the occasion!

    I did not like the circular planting scheme, by the way. I prefer the long lines that we see in the netherlands too. For me it makes the colors come out stronger.

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