‘April rains bring in May flowers’ is a common saying in Canada. This year, tulips sprouted as the days warmed up in March to above 25o C, but the weather played truant like typical Canadian weather that come April – it was a winter blast – it was freezing.
The trees bear flowers even before the leaves sprout. It is all because of a short summer available for them to grow fruits.
Tulips are spring flowers and it signals arrival of the coming of a new season. Most tulips have six petals, but some can have many more.
Tulips Originated in Persia and Turkey and were brought to Europe in the 16th century.
Cultivated varieties, referred to as ‘Dutch tulips,’ originated in the Netherlands.
They got their common name from the Turkish word for gauze (with which turbans were wrapped) – reflecting the turban-like appearance of a tulip in full bloom.
Yellow tulips symbolise cheerful thoughts.
The brightly colored, upright flowers may be single or double, and vary in shape from simple cups, bowls, and goblets to more complex forms.
Tulips typically bear cup-shaped flowers in almost every shade but true blue. They can be double or single, fringed or twisted, perfumed or non-scented.
Purple symbolises royalty.
Orange is a color that’s symbolic of friendship and appreciation.
The eleventh wedding anniversary flower is also tulip. It conveys forgiveness.
These are different shades of Red Tulips in our garden. Red tulips are most strongly associated with true love.
Red tulips are the hue of choice to express that you are deeply in love. The red colour tulips evoke passion and romance.
There are no Black Tulips. It is very dark Red. This is the blackest we got.
Pink tulips symbolise congratulations and the wish for good luck.
White tulips are a symbol of saying you’re sorry about something,
Some of the Tulips are still blooming – may be due to the strong variation in temperature this spring.
They are gone in two weeks – and that’s the saddest part.
2 thoughts on “Spring Tulips 2023”
It’s so hot here now.
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