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Re: Re: Pella Tulip Festival


Amazing dear.  Couldn't access the pics, will try later!  Sounds fab.

Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Kitty
Sent: 5/9/2004 10:58:45 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Pella Tulip Festival

> Sounds like a wonderful time.  Thanks for sharing.

> Kitty

> 

> ----- Original Message ----- 

> From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>

> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>

> Sent: Sunday, May 09, 2004 10:09 PM

> Subject: [CHAT] Pella Tulip Festival

> 

> 

> > Thought I would share some photos from the very lovely Pella, Iowa 69th

> > Annual Tulip Festival. This town of 10,000 citizens plants in excess of

> > 200,000 bulbs each year, not counting those planted by private citizens

> > and businesses, which brings the total to about double that. The tulips

> > are dug up every year and new ones are planted in the fall. WOW! What a

> > lot of work...but so beautiful, I can't hardly tell you! The large

> > windmill in the pictures is the tallest windmill in the US and is a

> > genuine, working mill that grinds corn and sells the flour. They give

> > tours of the entire windmill and the sight from 5 stories up on the

> > outside deck with the blades turning was something! We bought some of

> > the windmill bread made from this flour. The windmill was designed and

> > it's building supervised by a Dutch windmill architect and the upper

> > working half was built in Holland and then disassembled and brought back

> > to Pella for an 18 month rebuilding. The calliope in the pics. was built

> > in Belgium in the 1850's and still works and sounds great! Got to see

> > how they make wooden shoes...almost bought a pair! Pella is also home to

> > Wyatt Earps' boyhood home and we toured that as well. The many tulip

> > gardens are really something to see...wish you all could have been

> > there. Spent the entire day there and still feel like we didn't see

> > everything. Guess we'll have to go back next year!! :-)

> >

> >

> > http://photos.yahoo.com/mhobertm

> >

> > Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

> >

> > "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."

> > --Albert Einstein

> >

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