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"This flower has no smell just like the peacock has no song. The tulip owes its fame above all to its wonderful colors, just like the peacock to its magnificent plumage."

Where do the tulips for the tulip bouquet come from?

Although today the tulip is considered the national flower of the Netherlands, its true origin can be found in Asia. Her name is coined from the Persian word "dulband" and literally translated means "turban". The alluring spring flower made its way from Persia to Turkey, where it quickly became the favorite plant of Islamic rulers. Many impressive, colorful carpets of flowers in the sunny palace gardens pleased the Sultan's eyes. They served as an eye-catcher at his countless gourmet meals in this breathtaking atmosphere. In Europe, the tulip only made a name for itself in the second half of the 16th century, when the Austrian ambassador to the Ottoman Empire brought tulip bulbs to the West for the first time.

Because of its high price, the plant gradually turned into a symbol of we alth and noble origin. Tulip cultivation was considered exclusively a privilege of the aristocracy. King Louis XVIII. held an annual Tulip Festival at Versailles, where the most famous gardeners exhibited their praiseworthy flowers.

Every year in April the International Tulip Festival takes place in Istanbul

Planting and caring for tulips

Tulip bulbs should be planted in autumn - temperatures need to be between 10 and 15 degrees at best, so late October would be the perfect time to plant. After the original digging, you should add organic fertilizer, peat moss or other substances rich in humus to the soil 30-40 cm deep, then dig it up again and water it.

Tulips do not tolerate waterlogging, however, so the soil must be permeable! The planting depth should be 10-20 cm, the distance between the individual tulip bulbs should be at least 10 cm. The flower needs a sunny to partially shaded location and should be watered abundantly during the growing season become.

After flowering, you should separate the infructescence and leave only the stems and leaves. Depending on the type of tulip, you could either leave the bulbs in the ground after flowering and cover them with straw for the winter. Or dig up and store in a dark, dry, and cool place.

Spring flowers should be planted at the end of October or beginning of November, as they need a cool climate

Tulip bouquet - keep cut flowers fresher for longer

  • Before you put the tulips in the vase, you should cut their stems straight with a sharp knife and shorten them by about 2 centimeters - scissors would not be a particularly good alternative in this case, as they compress the stems and consequently the care of 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 focus all its energy on the flower. It is best to choose a glass vase, then fill a third of it with cold water and change the water after a few days if necessary.

Tying together a fresh bouquet of tulips with love and patience

  • Combine with different colorful flowers such as willow branches, sour cherries or Japanese quinces. Don't put tulips and daffodils together, because the stalks of the daffodils secrete a special slime that has a negative effect on the other flowers!

Pussy willows go perfectly with the bouquet of tulips

  • If you boil the water in advance, let it cool down 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 the cut flowers for several days. This procedure is also recommended for daffodils, carnations and gladioli. In this case, the sugar serves as fertilizer, while the citric acid prevents the growth and spread of bacteria.
  • The bouquet of tulips could keep its freshness between seven and ten days. Since the flowers can only unfold their full splendor in a cool, shady location protected from drafts, you have to put them in an unheated room in the evening or wrap newspaper around their stems!

A unique combination of bright colors that brings a lot of atmosphere into the house and Brings joy to young and old at Easter

Bouquet of Tulips - You have to refill or change the water regularly because tulips are quite thirsty

Let spring bloom right in your home!

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