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Tulips - Local, flower of the year, 2022



Garden Gnome, Garden Outdoor, Decor - The Flower Shoppe, Barrhead

Lemon Drop Tulip Buds

Beautiful on their own, Tulips bring a cheerful charm to Mixed Spring Bouquets.


Bright Sunny Lemon Drop Tulips, Ruffled Burgundy Carnations and White Baby Breath Buds arranged in a tall Square clear vase.

Tulip Floral Arrangements

There is an enormous range of colors and shapes, from double tulips, which resemble roses, to lily-flowered ones with elegant pointed petals and the wonderful fringed or contorted two- or three-toned parrot tulips. Research has shown that people see tulips as sophisticated and stylish. They like them to curve towards the light, for tulips continue to grow strongly after cutting. Some like them bold and upright and, for this, a light source above the flower heads will do the trick. Certainly, their strong form suits modern interiors very well and mixed with other flowers, they bring focus to informal and hand-tied bouquets. 

Floral Design Institute

Yellow, Tangerine, Tulips, Barrhead AB
Arranging Tulips, Tulip Flower Arrangement - Buy Tulips, Barrhead AB
Barrhead – Edmonton – St Albert – Spruce Grove

June Tulips At The Flower Shoppe – Barrhead AB


Apple Blossom Pink Tulips


Pretty Tulips, Barrhead AB


Tulips (Tulipa) are a genus of spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes (having bulbs as storage organs). The flowers are usually large, showy and brightly coloured, generally red, pink, yellow, or white (usually in warm colours). They often have a different coloured blotch at the base of the tepals (petals and sepals, collectively), internally. Because of a degree of variability within the populations, and a long history of cultivation, classification has been complex and controversial. The tulip is a member of the lily family, Liliaceae, along with 14 other genera, where it is most closely related to Amana, Erythronium and Gagea in the tribe Lilieae.

There are about 75 species, and these are divided among four subgenera. The name “tulip” is thought to be derived from a Persian word for turban, which it may have been thought to resemble by those who discovered it. Tulips originally were found in a band stretching from Southern Europe to Central Asia, but since the seventeenth century have become widely naturalised and cultivated (see map). In their natural state they are adapted to steppes and mountainous areas with temperate climates. Flowering in the spring, they become dormant in the summer once the flowers and leaves die back, emerging above ground as a shoot from the underground bulb in early spring.

Growing wild over much of the Near East and Central Asia, tulips were cultivated in Constantinople as early as 1055. By the 15th century, tulips were among the most prized flowers; becoming the symbol of the Ottomans.[2] While tulips had probably been cultivated in Persia from the tenth century, they did not come to the attention of the West until the sixteenth century, when Western diplomats to the Ottoman court observed and reported on them. They were rapidly introduced into Europe and became a frenzied commodity during tulip mania. Tulips were frequently depicted in Dutch Golden Age paintings, and have become associated with the Netherlands, the major producer for world markets, ever since. In the seventeenth century Netherlands, during the time of the tulip mania, an infection of tulip bulbs by the tulip breaking virus created variegated patterns in the tulip flowers that were much admired and valued. While truly broken tulips do not exist anymore, the closest available specimens today are part of the group known as the Rembrandts – so named because Rembrandt painted some of the most admired breaks of his time.[3]


Yellow Tulips, Local Tulips, Barrhead AB
Pink, Candy Apple Pink, Tulips, Locally Grown, Barrhead AB
White Parrot, Lemon Tulip, Local, Spring, Tulips
Apple blossom, Tulips, White - Barrhead AB
Tulips - Local, flower of the year, 2022