Search This Blog

Saturday, January 7, 2017


FAST FACTS ABOUT TULIPS

Because it's nasty outside -- cold, snowy and gray, I've chosen to post fast facts about tulips, along with pictures I snapped in warmer weather. I've included more than 5 facts, since I have so many pictures! 

Hopefully this will take you away from a frigid Saturday into the bright sunshine...


1. There are over 150 species of tulip.









2. Tulips are part of the lily family. 











3. Tulips only bloom for 3-7 days in the spring. 







4. Tulips come in almost any color
















5. To some, tulips blooming means spring has arrived! 




6. Tulips used to be an expensive flower, but no more. 













7. The best time to plant tulips is in the fall, so that the bulbs can take root before the winter freezes the ground.








I hope this post has brightened your day. If you're looking for a quality romance to curl up with at a reasonable price, you might take a look at my 30+ books, on my WEBSITE

Thank you for stopping by. 

4 comments:

Palmaltas said...

I thought you might like my tulip story from my school teaching days. In my 6th grade art classes we were studying Vincent Van Gogh. I asked them if they knew what country he was from. No one knew so I said their assignment was to find out that bit of information. Instead of going to their social studies teacher, they went to their science teacher and asked her. But it didn't matter. She told them that he was from the place where tulips grow. That afternoon just before another class began, a student came in and told me that he knew what the lesson was about. I said, "Oh, what is it about?" He said, "Where the turnips grow." Apparently Texas students were more familiar with turnips than tulips!

Jean Joachim said...

That is hilarious, Pat! Thank you so much for sharing.

Nora Hansen said...

Thanks for sharing the tulips. It made my cold Minnesota evening, not so bad. Your photos warmed my heart and soul. I adore gardening. Thanks for sharing.

Nora Hansen said...

Thanks for sharing the tulips. It made my cold Minnesota evening, not so bad. Your photos warmed my heart and soul. I adore gardening. Thanks for sharing.