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Smile! It's Tulip Time

By Diana Westcott, March 1, 2014  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Diana Westcott

Tulips are happiness on a stem. Making a tulip arrangement is a great way to cheer up your winter mood and add a splash of color to your home. There are enough tulip colors to have a different look every week. And because tulips continue to change and grow after they are cut, your arrangements will have a new look every day!

colorful tulips

Learning

Here are a few fun facts about tulips:

  • The word “tulip” comes from the Turkish word for “turban” because of their shape.
  • Tulips were originally discovered in Turkey and parts of the Middle East in the 14th and 15th centuries. Traders brought them back to Europe where they created “Tulip Mania” and became as valuable as gold. They were traded in a manner much like our stock market. Many fortunes were made and lost during the Tulip Mania craze as people gambled their homes and businesses to buy the precious bulbs.
  • Historically, the tulip was seen as a symbol of abundance and wealth. They’re popular additions to bridal bouquets, wedding arrangements or other special occasions.

pink tulipsDisplaying

Here are four tips for displaying and maximizing the life of your tulip arrangement:

  1. Tulips don’t need flower food. They have already received all the nourishment they need from their bulbs.
  2. Change the water daily and re-cut the stem ends to make your tulips last longer.
  3. Avoid direct sun, heat and drafts. Pair with cut forsythia, pussy willow or other branches for a beautiful, natural look.
  4. Try pebbles or river rocks in the bottom of your vase for contrast and texture.

What’s your favorite color of tulip?

Category: Floral

 

7 Comments

Comments

Lucy says ...
Hello I was in the store the other day and saw the great tulip sale that is coming up. Is it next Friday or Saturday?
03/03/2014 12:01:58 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@LUCY - I would suggest contacting the store directly where you saw this advertised since our sales can differ between locations!
03/03/2014 5:00:43 PM CST
Danna says ...
Wonderful deal, another reason to come back. Thank you.
03/06/2014 5:30:44 PM CST
Robert Despina & Lefteris Beck says ...
My family and I love shopping at Whole Foods. Great customer service, food cook to perfection and a wide selection of healthy food choices. I retired after 26 years from the Navy and chose Whole Foods over the Commissary every time. My food cost is more however, the friendly staff and clean store is worth it. You guys are doing a GREAT JOB and have set the BAR HIGH on customer service. Frankly, your store is second to NO ONE!
03/06/2014 7:58:41 PM CST
Kate says ...
One day sale is today at all WF stores :) @ LUCY
03/07/2014 11:31:29 AM CST
Sally says ...
I was wondering if you happen to carry lilac bouquets in the Scottsdale store? I have a cousin who bought lilacs at Whole Foods a few weeks ago near her L.A. home. We are the originally from the Midwest where these very fragrant beautiful flowers grow in abundance and we miss this Spring flower dearly! Would like to know the price of the lilac bouquet as well. Thank you...Happy Spring!!
04/13/2014 12:29:04 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@SALLY - I would suggest reaching out to the Scottsdale store directly at 480.368.1279 to see what they have in stock. They will be happy to check for you!
04/15/2014 1:16:42 PM CDT