It seems that recently we were happy to open another exhibition of tulips, but it’s time to say goodbye. To soften the sadness of parting with a beautiful holiday, by tradition, the final post will be the most spectacular, the most vivid and memorable. Let’s once again plunge into the atmosphere of the wonderful extravaganza of the Tulip Parade, admire the undisputed leaders of this year, who won more than one heart.
Today’s review of the most spectacular and original varieties will be accompanied not only by a short story about my perception of the flower, but also interesting facts about tulips, which many may be unknown.
Do you remember what is considered the” cradle ” of tulips?
In 1554, the Tulip was brought to Europe from Turkey by Ogier Ghislain de Busbec — Ambassador of Kaiser Ferdinand I to the Turkish Sultan.
The word “Tulip” sounds like beautiful music in Turkish: “Lale”! Just listen to how melodic even the names of varieties can be – ‘Lasergame’…
This two-color beauty struck visitors with mysterious tricks – after the rains, its flower stalks “spun”, which is clearly visible in the next photo. So far, I have not observed such unusual behavior of tulips.
In times gone by, people were just as excited about tulips. The beauty of the flower was first sung by the Persian poet Hafiz.
In one of the libraries of new York there is a Bible published in Milan in the XI century, in which 50 letters are decorated with an ornament depicting a garden Tulip. So these flowers could have grown in Italy before their bulbs were sent by Busbeck.
This Tulip struck me as a harmonious multi-color. The edges of the snow-white petals are decorated with a bright pink border, and the backs are a shining lemon — lime color.
It is known that in Holland, the founder of the Tulip industry was Carl Clusius, one of the most important botanists in Europe in the XVI century.
It is known that the first red Tulip bloomed in 1577 in Brussels.
But the first description of the Tulip as a beautiful flower with a pleasant aroma was given by Conrad Gessner (1516-1565).
We still use the garden classification of tulips, which has been in effect since 1981. It includes 15 classes.
It is practical to use. Knowing which garden class a particular variety is from, you can accurately determine the period of its flowering.
Special article — the color of the flower. Sometimes it plays a key role in the uniqueness of the variety.
Today, even red appears in various shades — red-yellow, red-lilac, red-pink.
No less fascinating is the game of orange color.
The uniqueness of some orange varieties is also that there is an interesting pattern on the back of the petals.
Yellow tulips decorated the parade with a Golden glow from beginning to end.
Despite the fact that the peak of popularity of yellow-red varieties has passed, they are still loved.
At this year’s exhibition, I was pleasantly surprised by white tulips with various shades — light yellow, crimson, lilac, green.
A charming duet of white and lilac.
White plus green.
No less delightful are the monotonous pure colors of tulips.
In groups, the beauty of color is even more expressive.
The combination of unusual color and interesting shape is “doomed” to a resounding garden success.
This year, at the flower parade, dark purple varieties received special attention from visitors. The first bloomed ‘Palmyra’ from the garden class Terry early.
Then the baton was picked up by the name ‘Ronaldo’ from the garden class Triumph.
A charming ‘Queen of Night’ from the garden class Simple late bloomed until the closing of the parade.
Varieties with contrasting color combinations, unusual patterns or borders always attract attention.
From such a variety of colors ripples in the eyes, but I want to admire the exotic flowers again and again!
A bed of roses-this Association is caused by the following delicious Terry variety ‘Drumline’.
Those who still considered the Tulip a cold flower should definitely see the gentle ‘Foxtrot’.
The unusual varieties of the green-Flowered class still arouse the interest of most visitors to the parade. Exotic — not only in the green back of the petals,but also in a beautiful funnel-shaped flower.
Multi-flowered varieties of tulips are also impressive.
Everyone is literally fascinated by a mini-bouquet on a single peduncle.
And finally-rare varieties that do not fascinate with their beauty, but when you tell your friends and acquaintances that the variety ‘General de Wet’ was created in 1904, the reaction is the same as for the most chic novelty!
Our excursion into the world of beauty has come to an end. I hope that the wonderful views have filled you with positive emotions for a long time and helped you find worthy candidates for your flower beds. I wonder: which of the varieties became your favorite?