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.