Friday, March 30, 2007

Tulips for Dad








These are tulips I planted in memory of my dad. Saw the idea of a memory garden awhile ago and thought it was a good idea. This fall I'll need to get some pink ones in memory of Lisa.

If you're going to buy tulips and want them to come back every year or naturalize, I would suggest Darwin Hybrid tulips. Unlike daffodils, not all are meant to come back every year.

3 comments:

Minty said...

Kim-

Beautiful photographs; beautiful flowers!

-M

Darla said...

beautiful....

i'm sure you already know stuff like this, but i found this interesting:

"the tulip originated over ten decades ago in persia and turkey, where it played a significant role in the art and culture of the time. most likely commenting on the turkish tradition of wearing tulips in one’s turban, europeans mistakenly gave tulips their name, which comes from the persian word meaning turban. as europeans began taking to tulips, the flower’s popularity spread quickly, particularly in the netherlands where a phenomenon dubbed tulip mania set in at one point during the 17th century. tulips became so highly-prized that prices were sent soaring and markets crashing. tulips are now grown throughout the world, but people still identify cultivated varieties as dutch tulips."

"the meaning of tulips is generally perfect love. like many flowers, different colors of tulips also often carry their own significance. red tulips are most strongly associated with true love, while purple symbolizes royalty. the meaning of yellow tulips has evolved somewhat, from once representing hopeless love to now being a common expression for cheerful thoughts and sunshine. white tulips are used to claim worthiness or to send a message of forgiveness. variegated tulips, once among the most popular varieties due to their striking color patterns, represent beautiful eyes."

Kim from Kansas said...

Thanks!