Tulip-Perhaps the most popular of all bulbs!
We can buy tulip bulbs in virtually all colours, including a purple so deep that it looks black. And by planting a selection of varieties of this perennial, we can enjoy their beauty from early spring through early summer.
Tulips are very easy to grow: just plant the bulb, and you’ll be rewarded with jewel-bright color! From brilliant miniatures to huge lush doubles, Tulips are valued for their presence in the garden and containers as well as long-lasting cut flowers.
With a wealth of colors (cream, green, orange, pink, purple, red, white, yellow, apricot, black, blue, and many more!) and forms available, Tulips can provide years of fantastic color, and sometimes, lovely fragrance! Plant Tulip bulbs this fall, and your spring garden will be the envy of the neighborhood!
Cheerful, colorful Tulip flowers welcome the arrival of spring
No other flower rewards the gardener more lavishly for just putting a bulb into the ground! From jewel-toned miniatures to the dazzle of huge lush doubles,
Tulips are available in a vast range of choices for creating stylish beds and borders. Solids, striped, fringes and ruffles - there’s a Tulip for every taste! Plant Tulips in fall, and next spring, watch your neighbors turn green with envy.
Tulips are a part of same family of lily flowers (and therefore relatives of onions!).Most tulips have one flower per stem. There are some species that have up to 4 flowers per stem.
Tulips originate from the Himalaya area, they were brought to Turkey from there. Around 1560 they were brought from Turkey to the Netherlands.
According to Wikipedia the tulip is the national flower of Afghanistan and Iran. Turkey and Holland has also a special connection with these flowers.At this moment there are about 150 species of tulip bulbs with in total 3000 different varieties.
On Valentines day the tulip is the second most popular flower to send (after the roses).Tulips still grow after they are cut and they continue to bloom 3-7 days in a vase.
Recommended Planters : Planters by Size
Choose planters according to size required for your plants for various purposes and locations.
Buy ready to use nutrient rich soil:
In general use a soil-based compost placed over a generous layer of drainage material such as earthenware crocks, pebbles or gravel. Water and feed regularly, especially while plants are bearing flowers and fruit, when a high-potash fertilizer is recommended.
Buy Decorative Pebbles :
Decorate planters or garden landscapes with these decorative pebbles :
Using pebbles in a garden brings different colours and textures to the garden. Pebbles can also fill up otherwise empty space in the garden, leaving a visual that might be considered more interesting and aesthetic than simple dirt, soil or mulch.