Expensive and unique


The wild speculation in tulip bulbs didn’t last long: from 1634 to 1637, when the government put an end to it. Some people became fabulously rich in those few years; others were less lucky and lost all their possessions.


These were strange times, but the interest in bulbs had become huge. The same thing happened in other countries, and this interest never abated. It was many years before flower bulbs started to appear in more gardens. They were still very expensive. It wasn’t until around a hundred years ago that this changed. Even then, flower bulbs were considered unique. Today, things are very different.

Flower bulbs are no longer expensive and no longer unique; they can be purchased anywhere. That’s why you now see them in almost every garden.