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Happy Tulip Day!
May 12, 2010
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some holidays are just fun.  Seems like Tulip Day is one of those. ENJOY!

 

Fun Facts about tulips:

 

  • Tulips are the national flower of the Netherlands.
  • We plant tulip bulbs rather than seeds, because seeds take 3 to 7 years to produce a flowering bulb!
  • Almost all cultivated tulips come from a type of tulip imported from Constantinople(Istanbul) to Vienna in the 1500s.
  • The word “tulip” comes from a Turkish word that means turban.
  • Dutch growers produce more than 2,000 varieties of tulip.
  • Planting and having tulips was a huge “fad” in the mid-1600s all over Europe.

 

 

Funny to think what a long and traveled history the tulip flower has.

CHEERS!

 

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