Tulips Turn the Netherlands’ Countryside into Art

Millions of tulips have turned the outskirts of Lisse, the Netherlands into a modern masterpiece. Between mid-March and mid-May, nearly 800 varieties of the flower bloom, turning the usually monochromatic Dutch countryside into something of a natural wonder, as thick strokes of bright, almost artificial-looking color create a beautifully striped landscape. The flowers are part of the country’s massive flower farms, which, in 2014, produced 52% of the world’s fresh-cut flowers. See more of the stunning photos on Quartz.