Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tulip Care

Tulips are wonderful flowers that do not require much care. However, like with all flowers, the proper care could be the difference between a wonderful batch of tulips and a mediocre one. So, to help you with your tulip care and help ensure that your tulips are as beautiful as they can be, even if you do not have a green thumb, here is a link to a series of videos to help you. Tulip Care Videos

Tulips Come In All Types Of Colors


Tulips come in a lot of different sizes and colors. So, no matter what your or the lucky recipient's favorite color is, there is a tulip to satisfy.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tulips can be complimented by other flowers! Here are some of our favorites!

Tulips and Calendula


Various Tulips and Hyacinth

April's Poll!


Favorite place to see tulips?
In the Garden (of course)
Clothing Patterns
Wallpaper
Painting
In a Vase
pollcode.com free polls
Comment on this post a unique place that you see tulips and we will feature that best comment in May's Poll Post!

Visiting the Aalsmeer Auction House


If any of our customers have the opportunity we encourage them to visit the Aalsmeer Auction House where Bloemen Boven International receives all of its products from. Walking around Aalsmeer is an experience to be had! Here are the hours you can visit Aalsmeer:
  • Weekdays from 7:30 am to 11:00 am
  • TIP: Monday and Fridays are the busiest days for the amount of flowers!
Here is an example of what you might see:


BONUS: If any customer sends in a picture of them enjoying their tour of Aalsmeer (to bloemenboven@yahoo.com) they will receive 20% OFF of their next purchase!

April's Featured Song

The featured song for April is:

Tulpen uit Amsterdam by Herman Emmink

video

Or the English translation:

Tulips from Amsterdam by Max Bygraves

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Tulipmania

Ever wondered where tulips all began? In a Dutch era known as Tulipmania! 


Tulip comes from the Turkish word for 'turbans,' as a tulip in full bloom resembles the highly popularized turban worn tied around one's head. Today, they are one of the most popular flowers and the ultimate display of elegance and love. Many tulips even possess darker centers (like the one pictured above), said to represent a person's heart in love, darkened by passion. However, tulips have remained widely popular since their early beginning. Seeds were first imported in the sixteenth century, and were soon worth a small fortune (sometimes even sold for ten times the annual income of a skilled craftsman)! Tulips became a status symbol, especially the most highly-coveted multi-colored flowers. However, today we now know those beautifully  colorful tulips are the result of a tulip disease! Currently, the Dutch own about 70% of the global flower industry, hence, our location in the Netherlands. It is not just the Dutch who admire these beautifully blooming flowers, however. People all over the world recognize their beauty and send them to friends, family, or partners as a sign of their love!