oTulips are from Holland, right?Not exactly. Tulips are actually from Turkey.
oThe Tulip is the national flower of Turkey.
oTulip means Turban in Turkish.
oTulips require a sandy soil.A sandy soil is necessary because tulips require a good drainage system.
oTulips symbolize imagination, dreaminess, perfect lover and a declaration of love.
oFresh out of onions? Use your Tulip bulbs instead! Tulip bulbs are a good replacement for onions in cooking.
oWhen you see a tulip that looks like it has stripes it is actually a virus that causes that.Not to worry, it’s grown that way on purpose.
oTulips have a beautiful color and charming aroma; however tulips come in every color except blue and black.
oIt’s been said that if you add a little sugar to the water of your vase your tulips will live longer.
oTulips work well in tall, straight vases although can be arranged in a fan shape in a low, wide bowl.
oTulips also conform to the shape of the container, straight up if in a tall container, twisting to fit into a flat or irregular shaped vase.
oAn interesting fact about tulips is that they actually continue to grow after being cut, up to an inch or more, best to cut them under water.
oDo not place your tulips in direct sun, and keep them away from heating vents or drafts.
oPenny for your thought…. If you would like your tulips to stand straight up as an arrow, don’t forget to drop a penny in your vase!