With spring on the horizon, nothing says new beginnings like a fresh flower field.
The original Texas-Tulips Dallas, a floral pastime ideal for picking bulbs and taking idyllic photos, opened a new location. Texas-Tulips San Antonio opened their flower fields on Thursday, January 23, 2020, in La Vernia, Texas with several tulips in bloom, ready to be picked and enjoyed. The new San Antonio location is open every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
While their roots are planted in Texas, the origin of the Texas-Tulips dates back to Holland over four decades ago. The Koeman family started a horticulture farm, later adding chrysanthemums and tulips to the crops. After growing their yield and spanning 80 acres, millions of tulips sprouted and were sold to the Netherlands. When their father Piet passed away, the family relocated to spread the tulip bulbs in Texas. Nestled in Pilot Point, Texas, the Dallas area provides the tulip experts with rich soil and adequate weather conditions to attract thousands of Texans to their fields each season. Tulips have thrived in the area ever since.
With rows of tulips as far as the eye can see, visitors are free to roam among the colorful blossoms to select their favorite tulips, with one of the handy picking baskets available on the field. Once the tulips have been picked, take the basket to the experts, where they will create a colorful arrangement, sealed with a gel to ensure the tulips last the car ride home. Keep your arrangement looking straight from the field by washing off the gel and placing the flowers into a fresh vase of water.
The field grows over 100 varieties to choose from throughout the picking season, from Texas Gold, American Dream, striped tulips, and more. The flowers grow best from mid-February to early April, depending on the season’s weather and soil conditions.