Holland’s National Flower

Welcome to Colleen’s Corner. This is a column meant for fun and some information About myself: I am Colleen Fielding, a Freelance Photographer you often see me on the side of the road  or in various places taking photos of different things animals, birds, places, people etc.  l have lived in Lumby just over 8 years,you have seen my photos in the newspaper (Lumby Valley Times) and once in awhile in the Vernon Morning Star, and the Lumby Art Gallery. Photography is my passion. Disclaimer:  The information on some of my photos that I write about a lot of times come from the Internet or books I research them, hopefully the facts are as close to the truth as I can come.

Tulips are another type of  a Happy Flower, right along with the Sunflower. 

Tulips belong to the Lily family ( I love Lilies)

 Tulips can grow in full sun or part shade. They are grown from bulbs that you would plant in the fall after the first frost, but before the ground freezes. When planting they should be spaced about 4- 5″ apart while the depth of planting them should be about 6-8″ plant with the pointy side up, side by side or a single row.

 Tulips have over 150 species, with over 3,000 varieties. And the colors, wow what a variety of gorgeous colors and shapes  they have, They are a great flower in your garden, or cut to be in a vase for your table. If you cut your Tulips once in the vase they will continue to grow for about an inch.

The different colors of Tulips have different meanings: Red is for true love, Purple is for Royalty, and White is to say I’m sorry

It is unfortunate that such a beautiful, hardy flower like the Tulip only lasts for about 3-7 days once it has opened in the Spring.

Around 1593 the Tulip became the National Flower of the Netherlands.

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