For tulip farmers in the Netherlands, spring is the moment they’ve all been waiting for. Noordoostpolder in particular has an incredible metamorphosis take place, and fields with coats of brown and dark greens burst into life with row after row of colourful flowers. Every April, a tulip mega bloom engulfs this corner of the Netherlands.
Amazingly, just before the tulip bloom hits its peak, something extraordinary happens; Dutch tulip bulb farmers take to their fields and cut off the flower heads, leaving just the green stems and leaves behind. A process that seems like senseless destruction, but is crucial for the local tulip industry.
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