Spotlight on Tulips
Few flowers are as emblematic of Spring as the tulip. They are a harbinger of new beginnings, new growth and the bright energy of the season. When tulips begin to bloom, it is officially Spring. The Springy Tulip Bouquet from Port Charlotte Florist allows you to send this beautiful energy to anyone you care about.
The Springy Tulip Bouquet delight with an array of brilliant colors, including yellow, red, violet and pink. These Springtime tulips are presented in a heavy translucent cut glass purple vase. This shimmering arrangement is sure to inspire anyone who receives them. The tulip flower has its roots in Central Asia and Turkey. The name “tulip” is derived from the Turkish word for “turban,” since a tulip in full bloom resembles this style of headdress.
In the late 16th century, tulips made their way to the Netherlands via Turkey. At first, they were a novelty and quite expensive. Tulip bulbs were traded like a commodity. The non-fatal mosaic virus caused variations in their petals that made the colors more interesting and bright. This only increased their value. Tulips remain very popular in the Netherlands to this day.
In addition to being symbols for Springtime in Western cultures, they are also emblematic of deep, perfect love. Victorian culture associated them with charity. The tulip, like many Spring flowers, also symbolizes rebirth and renewal. While bright red tulips represent everlasting love, lighter colors can convey emotions like happiness, confidence and cheer.