Tulips have a somewhat famous history. Originally from the mountains of the Middle East, they grow wild in about 150 different types. Once they were brought to the Netherlands, Tulip mania ensued. Used as currency, a bed or even a single bulb, was enough to buy house. The bubble of this economic boom was very short lived, only about a year with it’s peak in Feb 1637. The most sought after were the variegated petaled variety.
Since then we garden enthusiasts still love our unique blooms. Majestic and full of such vibrant color, it’s hard to not look forward to the weeks of tulip blooms.