Roses may be
beautiful but Tulips are magnificent. The huge colorful blooms we
associate with Holland make stunning bouquets.
Did you know that
Tulips did NOT originate from Holland? Actually, most species of wild
tulips came from central asia and western asia. Tulips that
originated in Europe were mainly from the Mediterranean.
How much would YOU
pay for a tulip bulb? Did you know way back in 1635, a single tulip
bulb could fetch the equivalent of $35,000 in present day money. No
other flower ever generated such an insane following. But why?
Part of it is due
to the beauty of the flower and the rarity of the tulip back in those
days. It became a status symbol. People wanted to outdo one another
with tulips. So the demand for tulips went sky high. The insanity
that came next can be compared to the insanity in the stock market
prior to stock market crashes. Investors would then buy tulips at
ridiculous to sell at even crazier prices. Needless to say, when the
inevitable crash came, fortunes were lost.
from that incident can be applied to the stock market today. Same
thing happened in the dot-com boom and bust. Same thing is going to
happen over and over again. Greed leading to blindness. The only
remedy is to keep your eyes open and look at the facts. The important
thing is how much something is really worth. Not what others say it
would be worth in the future.
Tulips are valued
for their beauty. They are treasured across nations. The Dutch crown
princess fled to Canada for refuge during the world war. At the end
of the war, Tulips became their gift of friendship. The Dutch gave
Canada 1 million tulips in gratitude for the friendship displayed in
the war. Such is the value of Tulips. Tulips are considered to be a
symbol of friendship. Even today, you can see that magnificent
display of Tulips in Canada. Reminding one about friendship in times
These days, tulips
are no longer as expensive as back then. An entire garden blooming
with tulips during spring time is very affordable. All you need are
some great tulip bulbs.
Tulips bloom after
snow. So if you live where there is snow, plant them in September.
Tulips need the cold before then can bloom. If the winters are harsh,
then cover the bulbs with straw or leaves. Uncover them in spring.
What do you do if
you live where there is no snow?
Well, if you have
a refrigerator, use it. Put the tulip bulbs,
http://www.cheapestsale.com/plants/tulip.html in a paper bag and
refrigerate it for 6 to 8 weeks, but keep them away from the fruit.
Then plant the tulips.
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