The Wonderful Colors of the Tulip
are many beautiful flowers in the world, but few have ever competed
with the abundance and pure beauty that the tulip represents. This
gorgeous and colorful flower has many festivals in its honor held around
the world, because it can be grown in so many bright colors, it makes
for beautiful celebrations.
With tulip season coming soon, we have some truly breathtaking photos to share with you, with some tulip facts as well!
fields of tulips as far as the eye can see. These were shot in British
Columbia, Canada. Many places around the world see Tulip Festivals in
their region, and these fragrant and beautiful flowers used to be so
popular that a phrase was coined: "Tulip Mania".
'wooden shoes tulip festival' held in Oregon. In 17th century Holland,
tulips were so important that you could measure someone's social status
by the exotic tulips they cultivated. At the peak of this 'tulip mania',
individual exotic tulips would be sold for more than ten times the
annual salary of a skilled worker.
Keukenhof, Lisse, The Netherlands. A common sight in Dutch parks during tulip season.
Woodburn Tulip Festival in Oregon.
photographer who took this photo won the Picsean World Photo contest
photo. We're not surprised, the colors here are breath-taking.
year, in the spring, The Skagit Vallet Tulip Festival sees hundreds of
thousands of visitors come to enjoy the endless colors of the newly
colorful sunset. Tulips come in many hues and colors, but there's one
they don't come in: Pure blue. The closest are the violet colored
think this was shot in Holland, but this is Oregon again. Many believe
that Holland is where tulips originated, but in reality, they were first
cultivated by the Ottoman Empire (Turkish empire) more than 500 years
The Skagit Valley Tulip fields on a cloudy afternoon.
Persia, to give a red tulip was to declare your love. The black center
of the red tulip was said to represent the lover’s heart, burned to a
coal by love’s passion.
Under the orange heads of the tulips.
The Keukenhof garden in Holland is home to no less than 7 million flowers, an incredible achievement.
Tulips make every photo look color enhanced, as if they were more colorful than real life.
A typical sight at Dutch tulip color fields.
over half a century, Keukenhof has been the largest flower garden in
the world. We cannot imagine how beautiful it must be to walk there and
enjoy the heavily perfumed air.
Red tulips, not un roses, are a sign of love.
A great place to play hide and seek, just be careful not to damage the precious flowers.
and red, green and pink. A celebration of colors. Not all tulips are
fragrant, but all of them can be eaten, and indeed during WWII and the
1944 Dutch famine, people survived by eating tulips and sugar beets.
Again, this is not Holland, but actually Sakura City in Japan.
The 'serpent garden' in Japan.
one point, the tulip was the most expensive flower in the world. At one
point during the height of Europe’s tulip mania, a single Viceroy tulip
bulb was purchased for two lasts of wheat, four lasts of rye, four fat
oxen, eight fat swine, 12 fat sheep, two hogsheads of wine, four casks
of beer, two tons of butter, a complete bed, a suit of clothes and a
silver drinking cup!
A pink dreamscape in Southern Netherlands. Pink tulips are a sign of caring and strong attachment.
tulips are usually associated with purity and innocence, while cream
colored symbolize commitment. Yellow tulips used to represent hopeless
love, but now are a more positive symbol of sunshine and brightness.
Purple tulips are a sign of royalty and rebirth.
Dull sky, colorful earth.
A white peacock among orange tulips at Keukenhof. An amazing photo.
Canadian Tulip Festival, which claims to be the world’s largest tulip
festival, is a major event held annually each May in Ottawa, Ontario,
Canada. During World War II, the Dutch Royal Family took refuge in
Canada. Princess Margriet of the Netherlands was born at Ottawa Civic
Hospital in 1943, and the Canadian government declared the land to be
extraterritorial. This was done to ensure that the princess would have
Dutch citizenship. Every year since, Queen Juliana and the royal family
after her death have sent tulip bulbs for the festival.
Gorgeous white and red tulips.
An ocean of red. Red tulips at Fraser Valley.
White tipped purple tulips in New York City.
A rainbow over tulip fields, British Columbia, Canada.
A fantastic sunrise over the tulips at Woodburn.
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