Spring is in the air! At least I hope it is, today is 60 degrees but we are expecting snow tomorrow in the DC area…Nuts…Right?!
It is still too early to see tulips sprouting outdoors, but not too early to enjoy these beauties indoors.
Tulips are one the most easily and recognizable flowers. The tulip originated centuries ago in Persia and Turkey, based on the Turkish tradition of wearing tulips in one’s turban. Europeans mistakenly gave tulips their name, which comes from the Persian word meaning turban. As Europeans began taking to tulips, particularly in the Netherlands, a phenomenon dubbed tulip mania set in at one point during the 17th century. Tulips became so highly-prized that prices soared and markets crashed. Tulips are now grown throughout the world, and people still identify cultivated varieties as “Dutch tulips.”
The meaning of tulips is generally “perfect love”. Like many flowers, different colors of tulips carry their own significance; red is associated with true love, purple symbolizes royalty, yellow for cheerful thoughts, and white for forgiveness. Variegated tulips represent beautiful eyes.
Tulips are considered a favorite for cut flowers arrangements, but can also be enjoyed as a potted plant. I picked up 4 potted tulip plants from Target (HERE) last week. The tulips were just beginning to bud. I removed the plastic container the flowers came in, and placed all 4 of them into my ceramic footed bowl.
I know Target isn’t the first place you would go when you think of buying tulips but check out this awesome tulip mural HERE I came across, would’t that be fun to own?
My ceramic footed bowl was purchased at Pier One HERE, I just love their selection of vases and bowls, this one is very heavy and has a slightly distressed appearance.
In just a few days, the tulips opened up beautifully and are sitting majestically on our dining room table. When they have finished blooming indoors, I will keep the bulbs to plant outdoors.
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