We are pioneers of the organic flower bulb industry. EcoTulips is the only certified organic flower bulb company in the USA. In addition to our wide selection of organic Tulips we have introduced the sales of organic Daffodil, Iris, Hyacinth, Fritallaria, Crocus, Muscari and Dahlia's. We also host an annual Organic Tulip Festival, attracting fans from DC, Maryland and Virginia where folks can pick thier own tulips.
Our Story: In 2008 Jeroen Koeman, a Dutch "tulip guy" fell in love with "green girl" Keriann Sloat from Charlottesville,VA. Soon they decided to combine Jeroen's passion for tulips, with Keriann's love for nature. EcoTulips was born...
We started EcoTulips in July 2009. Earlier that year I visited an organic flower bulb grower Wilbrord Braakman in the Netherlands and I was completely blown away by the quality of his flower field. I grew up on a big tulip farm and I never believed in "organic methods". However, in the last three years I have learned that the best quality bulbs and other crops are grown in healthy organic soil.
Our core belief: Flowers should be grown with respect for people, nature & pollinators!
Organic farming methods are based on healthy soil and feeding its "Soil Food Web". Did you know there are billions of bacteria, millions of fungi and protozoa, and thousands of other critters living under our feet? This diverse ecosystem determines the productivity of our land. Conventional farming brings the "Soil Food Web" out of balance, which means every year crops require more chemical management to grow healthy.
Bulbs and Bees: Have your heard about Colony Collapse Disorder? As explained in the documentary "Vanishing of the Bees" systemic insecticides called "Neonicotinoids" weaken bees immune systems, making populations susceptible to a number of diseases and bacteria. Systemic insecticides are widely used in conventional fruit, vegetables and flower farming. This is one of the reasons why we promote pesticide free organic flower bulbs. Organic bulbs create a healthy, insecticide-free pollen source from early to late spring. Early spring bulb flowers are critical as they are among the first pollen sources for honeybees, and that pollen is used to raise their brood. You can help the bees by planting crocus, tulips, daffodils and other spring flowers.
Flower Bulb Fact: The US imports approximately 800 million chemically grown bulbs from Holland every year. Brightwood, VA-based EcoTulips is bringing positive change to the flower bulb industry by offering a high quality organic alternative to chemically grown bulbs.