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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Packing up and delivering the DUTCH FLOWER BULBS sold during Summer

Yes, that too, I've tried!

Helping out a Dutch born friend with a large family, who dealt in Dutch Flower Bulbs.

So during the summer of 1985, I went by bike to the homes in the neighborhood. and tried to sell them Dutch Flower Bulbs.

Most people thought I was a Highschool student but I was NOT.

Inside our garage. Yes, our garage was tiled with the leftover tiles from the mushroom plant, that Pieter designed for Campbell Soup.

It was November 2, when we got to package the bulbs, according to the list, with amounts ordered, and starting to deliver them.

Quite a job!

Of course, husband Pieter helped me out as well!

My life never has been boring though!

Each time you learn from whatever you do.


In March of 1986, we too had some of those tulips show up in our garden...


Related link:

Husband Pieter's Design for the Campbell Mushroom Plants in Dublin, GA and Hillsboro, TX | previous post by me

Pieter Made Brick and Wooden Pole Edging | previous post by me

26 comments:

  1. No, your life certainly hasn't ever been boring, from the posts I've read on your blog. 😁

    That was a lot of bulbs, but probably fun to do, even with all the work it took.

    Take care, I'm keeping your Barty in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️🙏

    Kim

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    1. Dearest Kim,
      Never ever boring indeed. Know how to write the word in seven languages but truly don't know its real feeling! Barty is at peace...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. me parece una buena acció. Hay que ayudar a los compatriotas hasta que se aclimaten y se conozca su labor industrial.

    Besos

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    1. Querida Antónia,
      Tratamos al menos de ayudarlo con su trabajo secundario, con el fin de proveer para sus siete hijos.
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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  3. Tulips from Amsterdam. What a wonderful and pleasant job that you did. I bet people enjoyed planting the tulips.

    God bless.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, they came from the Amsterdam region where most flower bulbs are being grown.
      A variety of different bulbs but indeed, people enjoyed them very much; so did we.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  4. Hello Mariette, When something needed to be done, it looks like the slogan was "Let Mariette and Pieter do it!" Still, it is super rewarding to do things for people. A long time ago, we could have used some of those bulbs. My mother planted some bulbs in front of our house, but all that came up was one enormous, deformed white tulip, the Frankenstein's monster of the tulip world. We do not possess green thumbs in my family!
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      Well, we never shied away from helping someone out and enjoyed doing so as well. It is rewarding. As with bulbs they have to be fresh, not an old stock of bulbs as that could cause some strange growth. It has to be from a trustworthy source.
      Money is not meant for putting into the ground, in vain...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Cara Olga,
      Abbiamo sempre cercato di aiutare gli altri ed è gratificante.
      Abbracci,
      Mariette

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  6. You don't have time to be bored Mariette 😉 one of these days I might order some of those tulip from Amsterdam, I do love them 🌷

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    1. Dearest Grace,
      Well, if you live being willing to mean something to another person, that requires a lot of your time but gives also lots of satisfaction.
      Tulips can look wonderful but grow best in cooler/colder climates and the voles love the bulbs...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Tulips are wonderful! Really interesting work!

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      Tulips and other bulbs that was and it certainly was an interesting adventure.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Janey,
      So do we but here the voles eat the bulbs... too bad; we tried hard!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Don't know about cool but using our hands and our time...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Tulips are pretty, beautiful and brave to open their flowers even on cold days.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Yes, they sure are brave for doing so!
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  11. Hi Mariette -
    I always purchase my bulbs from a Dutch grower and have had great success - SOME years! Others not so good when we had a serious vole problem, and when the squirrels find them. The latter enjoy biting off the heads of the beautiful blooms and that really makes me cry!

    I now grow mostly narcissi - less costly, they naturalize easily, are hardy, and the wildlife leave them alone thankfully!

    Enjoy your weekend now the storms have blown away!
    Mary -

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    1. Dearest Mary,
      We have had a few years of a spectacular show with the double Angélique and Mount Tacoma tulips but they are are gone; eaten by the voles!
      Yes, all the narcissi bulbs are kind of poisonous to the voles... Sad facts.
      We had some very spooky wind, our three big pots will beautiful mums got blown off the retainer wall...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  12. You are so sweet helping out your friend and your husband Pieter helping as well :-) The tulips blossomed in your garden are very pretty!
    Your life is never boring for sure, Mariette :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Thank you and we both enjoyed the experience, while helping someone out.
      The tulips looked great in the spring and we enjoyed them.
      No, never a dull moment in our life.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  13. Dear Mariette,

    you and your husband are looking very young on this pictures :-)

    Best regards and have a nice weekend

    Bernhard

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    1. Dearest Bernhard,
      Yes thank you and there lie several summers between then and now...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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Mariette...

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