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Tulips Tidbits March 2020 - We'd Like To Officially Wish You Happy Spring!
Tulip Tidbits Feature imageThis spring has begun unlike any other that we've experienced before, and it comes with much uncertainty. If there's one thing we can count on to remain constant, it is the bloom of our flowers. Much of the world may be asked to pause, but our flowers will continue to bloom, and we hope to be able to share that with you in more than pictures. As our business continues to be affected by the COVID-19 situation, we want to keep you updated on what you can expect from us. In order to keep you informed of changes, we ask that you sign up HERE for email updates or follow RoozenGaarde on Facebook.com

For now, our daffodils continue to shine both in the garden and the fields, and our first tulips are just beginning to peep through. As we await all of our blooms to be full and bright, and to take our minds away from the heavy heartedness of today's current events, let's rewind and take a look back at how RoozenGaarde all began...

Tulip Tidbits Feature imageLike a fairytale love story that took place in the Netherlands, a tulip farmer's son, met a butcher's daughter and they fell head over heels for each other. Their adventure was only beginning, as that boy and girl – William and Helen Roozen - decided to take a leap of faith by breaking loose from their family businesses, hop on a cruise ship and venture to Mount Vernon, WA. It is here, they would buy five acres of land and start a bulb farm of their own.

Tulip Tidbits Feature imageIn 1955, William laid the beginning of what has grown to be the largest tulip-bulb grower in the country. If you would have asked William Roozen his plans for the future of his tulip farm, it's likely this was not his vision. He was a family man who wanted to farm, and farm well. For him this simply meant working hard, long hours, pushing himself physically, and getting his hands dirty. When starting this dream, his idea was simple – he wanted to be a bulb grower. However, after time, the farm continued to expand. Mr. Roozen started getting involved in the cut flower business, growing forced flowers (flowers year-round) through the greenhouses, and the path continued to evolve.

Tulip Tidbits Feature imageAs the story goes, Mr. Roozen came over the big pond with a pocket full of bulbs, and it was those bulbs that started it all. It's not likely a pocket full was quite enough to get him very far. For several years, a majority of the bulbs planted by Mr. Roozen had come from Holland. However, today you can look at our display garden and fields knowing that almost 100 percent of the flowers you see are from bulbs that RoozenGaarde produced and it's these bulbs that make their way to you in the fall!

Tulip Tidbits Feature imageFast forward to today, and RoozenGaarde, now also known as Tulips.com, is still family owned and holds onto that farmer mentality. Though the number of valuable employees (both full-time and seasonal) has grown, equipment may be more, and new innovations may make things quicker, the true grit of being a successful farmer will always remain. With the spring season upon us, we are proud of how far we've come.  As situations around us continue to change, we are hopeful the bounty and beauty of flowers will always remain the same.

I must have flowers, always, always. - Monet

Happy Gardening,
Your friends at RoozenGaarde & Tulips.com
Tulips Tidbits March 2020


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