Tulips in bloom in Nederland

Published 9:22 am Thursday, February 22, 2018

NEDERLAND — Nederland’s signature flower is beginning to bloom just in time for the upcoming Heritage Festival.

Angela Fanette, parks and recreation director, said the tulip bulbs were planted Jan. 10 along portions of Boston Avenue courtesy of volunteer work from the Jefferson County Master Gardeners Club and a donation of the bulbs from Thompson’s Florist.

A volunteer stops for a photo while planting tulip bulbs in this photo taken in January.
Courtesy photo

The planting of the tulips has been going on a number of years.

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“The Master Gardeners have been volunteering their time and talent to put these bulbs down along the avenue,” Fanette said. “We are grateful for those experts who handle something as important as this. We want to have Boston Avenue ready for spring and this is a nice addition and people look forward to it.”

The Master Gardeners group works in conjunction with the Jefferson County Office of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Tulips are beginning to bloom along Boston Avenue in Nederland.
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The tulips are a nod to the city’s Dutch heritage and have become a symbol of Holland where many of the town’s forefathers hailed from.

Fanette said the flowers should be in full bloom by this year’s Nederland Heritage Festival set for March 13–18 on Boston Avenue.