Friday, May 20, 2016

Tulips 37

Tulip..

Yellow flames
Burst upon the stage
Of the heart


Although tulips are often associated with the Netherlands, commercial cultivation of the flower began in early Persia probably somewhere in the 10th century. Early cultivars must have emerged from hybridisation in gardens from wild collected plants, which were then favoured, possibly due to flower size or growth vigour. ~ Bernard

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