Celebrate the Tulip
The days are getting longer and the weather warmer and there is so much activity in the garden. February is full of anticipation as shoots are sprouting everywhere and it also
sees the arrival of British grown Tulips.
Are they one of your favourite Flowers ?
Although i have not grown many in my own cutting parch this year i must say i love gifting Tulips. They are simple, colourful and affordable they make a brilliant gift.
Fun Facts about Tulips
Tulips originate form Central Asia where they grew as a wildflower
They were first cultivated in Turkey around 1000 AD
Nowadays Holland is the most well know place for tulips
The tulip name originates from the Turkish word for " turban " for their similar appearances"
Traditionally tulips are the 11th wedding Anniversary flower
Tulip petals are edible and can be used instead of onions
There are over 3000 varieties of Tulips
Different Tulips have different meanings
White tulips - forgiveness,respect,purity and honour
Yellow Tulips - cheerfulness and hope
If you plant yellow tulips in your front or back garden its known to bring good luck and prosperity to your home.
Red Tulips - eternal love and passion
Pink Tulips - affection,caring, good wishes and love
How to care for tulips
Tulips are responsive to sunlight and continue to grow even when cut, so bear this in mind when choosing a vase for your tulips
Trim your tulips on an angle
Ge them in water ASAP to rehydrate them
Once you got them arranged, Find them a home away from direct sunlight and radiators
Change the water regularly, as will all flowers bacteria can start to build if water is not changed regularly.
Recut stems every 3 days to ensure flower stems take up as much water accessible.