“This flower has no smell just like the peacock has no singing. The tulip owes its glory to its beautiful colors, as well as the peacock to its magnificent plumage. “
Although the tulip is now considered the national flower of the Netherlands, its true origin can be found in Asia. Her name is derived from the Persian word ” dulband” and literally means “turban” . The charming spring flower made its way from Persia to Turkey, where it quickly became the favorite plant of the Islamic rulers. Many impressive, colorful flower carpets in the sunny palace gardens delighted the eyes of the sultan and served as an eye-catcher during his countless gourmet meals in this breathtaking atmosphere. In Europe, the tulip made its name only in the second half of the 16th century, when the Austrian embassy in the Ottoman Empire brought tulip bulbs to the Occident for the first time. Because of its high price, the plant gradually became a symbol of wealth and nobility, and tulip cultivation was considered a privilege of the aristocracy. King Louis XVIII. Every year, a tulip festival took place in Versailles, where the most famous gardeners exhibited their commendable flowers.
Every year in April, the International Tulip Festival takes place in Istanbul
Plant tulips and care for them properly
Tulip bulbs should be buried in the fall – the temperatures must be between 10 and 15 degrees at best, so at the end of October would be the perfect time for the Einpfanzung. After the original excavation, the soil should be 30-40 cm. deeply organic fertilizer, peat moss or other substances rich in humus, then dig it up again and water.
However, tulips do not tolerate waterlogging, so the soil must be permeable! The planting depth should be 10-20 cm. amount, the distance between the individual tulip bulbs should be at least 10 cm. be. The flower needs a sunny to half shady location and should be poured abundantly during the growing season. After flowering you should separate the fruit stalks and leave only the stems and leaves leaves. Depending on the type of tulip, after the flowering period you could either leave the onions in the ground and cover with straw for the winter or dig out and store in a dark, dry and cool place.
End of October or beginning of November you should plant the spring flowers, as they need a cool climate
Tulip bouquet – Keep cut flowers fresh longer
- Before placing the tulips in the vase, you should cut their stems straight with a sharp knife and shorten by about 2 centimeters – a pair of scissors would not be a particularly good alternative in this case, because it compresses the stems and therefore supply the flower with the vital water difficult.
- Remove the lower leaves so that the water stays fresh and clean for as long as possible and the plant can concentrate all its energy on the flower. It is best to choose a glass vase, then fill one third of it with cold water and change the water as needed after a few days.
- Combine with different colorful flowers such as willow branches, sour cherry or Japanese quince. By no means do tulips and daffodils be put together, as the stems of daffodils secrete a special mucus that has a negative effect on the other flowers!
- If you pre-boil the water, allow to cool and finally add 2-3 tablespoons of sugar and 1-2 drops of citric acid or vinegar, you will be able to enjoy the splendor of cut flowers over several days. This procedure is also recommended for daffodils, carnations and gladioli. The sugar in this case serves as a fertilizer, while the citric acid prevents the formation and spread of bacteria.
- The tulip bouquet could keep its freshness between seven and ten days. Since the flowers can unfold their full splendor only in a cool, shady and protected from drafts location, you have to put them in the evening in an unheated room or wrap newspaper around their stems!
A unique combination of bright colors, which brings a lot of mood in the house and great and small joy for Easter
Tulip bouquet – You have to refill or change the water regularly, as tulips are quite thirsty
Let the spring bloom directly at your home!
The tulip bouquet stands as a symbol of the rebirth of nature
Enjoy some beautiful and interesting tulip bouquets in our gallery!