Tulips as abstract art...
From a story in the New York Times - Bloom and Bust - with fabulous abstract photographs by Julian Faulhaber
Some tulip facts:
No. of tulip bulbs produced annually in the Netherlands: 3 Billion
No. of cut tulips exported annually: 2 billion
No. of registered varieties of tulips: 3,000
Rank of tulip among flowers in the worldwide popularity: No. 3
Via The Fox Is Black