tulip time festival http://michiganradio.org en The tulips are back! Photos from 2013 Tulip Time Festival http://michiganradio.org/post/tulips-are-back-photos-2013-tulip-time-festival <p>Stem Fest, no more <span class="st">— this year's <a href="http://www.tuliptime.com/">Tulip Time</a> festival in Holland is in full bloom.</span></p><p><span class="st">Last year, the annual flower festival, which brings in hundreds of thousands of tulips and tulip fans alike, notoriously delivered <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/stemfest-2012-t-shirts-hot-selling-item-hollands-tulip-time">more stems than petals</a>.</span><span class="st"> But</span> Holland's flora is back in action, and Instagram users shared their photos from the&nbsp; fest.</p> Thu, 09 May 2013 15:31:13 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12491 at http://michiganradio.org The tulips are back! Photos from 2013 Tulip Time Festival "Stemfest 2012" t-shirts hot selling item for Holland's Tulip Time http://michiganradio.org/post/stemfest-2012-t-shirts-hot-selling-item-hollands-tulip-time <p>Organizers of Holland&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tuliptime.com/">Tulip Time festival </a>are having a little fun with the fact the usual draw - million of blooming tulips - will be missing this year.</p><p>In Holland, you hear some worries about it almost every year. But this year it was especially bad.</p><p>&ldquo;The weather&rsquo;s been so warm. When tulips were blooming on St. Patrick&rsquo;s Day we all looked at each other and said&nbsp;&#39;we&rsquo;ll have nothing by the festival.&rdquo;</p><p>Luckily there are some tulip blooms left; about 30-percent Auwerda estimates.</p><p>&nbsp;&ldquo;The locals have always called it a stemfest when there&rsquo;s not a lot of tulips. And so we thought, let&rsquo;s just do a little tongue in check and have a little fun with it.&rdquo;</p><p>They made <a href="http://www.tuliptime.com/store-apparel">official &ldquo;Stemfest 2012&rdquo; t-shirts</a> and buttons. Demand was so high for the original 300 stemfest t-shirts, they had to stop taking online orders shortly after they hit the shelves Thursday.&nbsp;</p><p>Auwerda says they&rsquo;ve reordered the shirts. They&#39;re expected to restock Tuesday, but she can&#39;t promise they&#39;ll&nbsp;have enough to sell&nbsp;online.&nbsp;(I read&nbsp;other <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/05/celebrate_stemfest_2012_with_h.html">businesses are selling unofficial versions</a>.)&nbsp; Fri, 04 May 2012 13:09:53 +0000 Lindsey Smith 7333 at http://michiganradio.org "Stemfest 2012" t-shirts hot selling item for Holland's Tulip Time Blossoms ahead of schedule for Holland’s Tulip Time Festival http://michiganradio.org/post/blossoms-ahead-schedule-holland-s-tulip-time-festival <p>Many of the more than six million tulips planted in Holland are beginning to bloom already&hellip;five weeks before the city&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.tuliptime.com/">Tulip Time Festival</a>.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 17:34:42 +0000 Lindsey Smith 6875 at http://michiganradio.org Blossoms ahead of schedule for Holland’s Tulip Time Festival