* Irene's Country Corner * - The Greenhouse
The botanical name for tulips,
Tulipa, is derived from the Turkish word tulpend or turban, which
the flower resembles.
are among the most popular of all garden flowers and come in
all colors, except blue.
below if you have clicked on Spring Tour on the Spring Main Page.
the Spring tour
genus Tulipa consists of about 100 species that are native to
Eurasia from Austria and Italy eastward to Japan, with two-thirds
of them native to the eastern Mediterranean and the southeastern
parts of the Soviet Union.
Holland is thought to be the home of the tulip, many varieties
of tulips were widely cultivated in Turkey long before being
introduced to European gardens. They were distributed throughout
Holland and began appearing elsewhere in Europe during the 16th
arrival at Antwerp in 1562 of a cargo of tulip bulbs coming from
Constantinople, now Istanbul, marked the beginning of the tulip
horticultural industry in Europe.
some countries, there is a day in celebration of the tulips.
Some people celebrate it on January 19th or 20th. Below are some
cards I received from internet friends. Thank you!
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