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Tulips are beautiful spring flowers.
When they light up the gardens we know that winter has passed.

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Tulip painting by RedoutéThe tulip is the national flower of Iran and Turkey, and tulip motifs feature prominently in Persian and Turkish folk arts. The European name for the flower is a misuse of the Persian word for turban, a mistake probably originating in the common Turkish custom of wearing flowers in the folds of the turban. Or because this eastern flower resembled a turban when not in full bloom.

Unofficially, the flower is also emblematic of Netherlands. For instance, in an annual gesture of gratitude to Canada for liberating the nation from Nazi German tyranny in World War II, a supply of tulips is sent to be planted in Canada's national capital in Ottawa.

In both the Ottoman Empire and Netherlands, separate episodes of tulip mania struck both countries which both led to damaging speculation crashes which also contributed to the Ottoman Empire's financial decline.

Numerous cultivars have been bred for garden use. It is often considered one of humanity's "canonical flowers", along with the rose, lily, orchid, and peony (see Pollan)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tulip

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Amy Lowell - A Tulip Garden

Guarded within the old red wall's embrace,
Marshalled like soldiers in gay company,
The tulips stand arrayed. Here infantry
Wheels out into the sunlight. What bold grace
Sets off their tunics, white with crimson lace!
Here are platoons of gold-frocked cavalry,
With scarlet sabres tossing in the eye
Of purple batteries, every gun in place.
Forward they come, with flaunting colours spread,
With torches burning, stepping out in time
To some quick, unheard march. Our ears are dead,
We cannot catch the tune. In pantomime
Parades that army. With our utmost powers
We hear the wind stream through a bed of flowers.

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Amy Lowell

A Tulip Garden

Guarded within the old red wall's embrace,
Marshalled like soldiers in gay company,
The tulips stand arrayed. Here infantry
Wheels out into the sunlight. What bold grace
Sets off their tunics, white with crimson lace!
Here are platoons of gold-frocked cavalry,
With scarlet sabres tossing in the eye
Of purple batteries, every gun in place.
Forward they come, with flaunting colours spread,
With torches burning, stepping out in time
To some quick, unheard march. Our ears are dead,
We cannot catch the tune. In pantomime
Parades that army. With our utmost powers
We hear the wind stream through a bed of flowers.

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Thank you yoko.

The tulips here are as in your city. Only the very early ones are in bloom, and the rest are just basking in the warmth of the sun, ready to open.
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When the cloud washes the tulip's face in spring
Arise merrily and the red goblet bring;
For this meadow which you look with joy
Shall mold a rose from your dust in the spring.

Khayam

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The Tulip


Tossing turban style contours, with an aloofness as one passes by,
Utilizing every charm it possesses, under a lupin blue cloudless sky,
Like a guardsman, gallantly standing, holding up his noble head high,
It's rainbow colours, brilliant and stately, a vision to surely yield a sigh,
Ponder thus upon the regal tulip, it has pure beauty, you cannot deny.

Ernestine Northover

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quote:
Originally posted by Inda:
Tulips are beautiful spring flowers.
When they light up the gardens we know that winter has passed.

Use and history

The tulip is the national flower of Iran and Turkey, and tulip motifs feature prominently in Persian and Turkish folk arts. The European name for the flower is a misuse of the Persian word for turban, a mistake probably originating in the common Turkish custom of wearing flowers in the folds of the turban. Or because this eastern flower resembled a turban when not in full bloom.

Unofficially, the flower is also emblematic of Netherlands. For instance, in an annual gesture of gratitude to Canada for liberating the nation from Nazi German tyranny in World War II, a supply of tulips is sent to be planted in Canada's national capital in Ottawa...
Eek Amazing! InLove And BEAUTIFUL!

Thank you Inda and all for the amazingly beautiful post, images and information! 2Hearts Love2 2Hearts

Arabs wearing Tulips on their heads??? Googly

Love and light being, Teo Do (Re, Mi, Far...) moust sweety Ladysman Colors Colors

Have the heart of a gypsy, and the dedication of a soldier -Beethoven in Beethoven Lives Upstairs

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Thank you dear Inda for this Tulip thread, beautiful and interesting.

I ADORE TULIPS ... and right now I still have the white tulips I bought for Easter in a vase in my living room. They are pure beauty.

A pity I did not take a picture while they were at their best together with lovely yellow flowers the name of which I only know in Italian "Ranuncoli".

here are the Ranuncoli


imagine them together with white tulips
something like this ... yellow and white tulips ... yellow and white are the colors of the Pope



white beauties ...

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