These gorgeous ballerina tulips and dragonflies remind me of the spring that is to come.
The word Tulip is thought to be a corruption of the Turkish word 'tulbend' for turban. The Tulip was introduced by a famous Austrian biologist Carolus Clusius. Tulips plants belong to the genus Tulipa, in the lily family, Liliaceae. Tulips bloom on bulbous plants, with large, showy flowers with six petals. There are around 100 species of Tulips, which actually came from the Central Asia where they grew wild. Turkish growers first cultivated tulips as early as 1,000 AD.
Facts about Tulips~
•Historically, Europe considered Tulips as the symbol of the Ottoman Empire.
•Tulips grow wild over a great territory from Asia Minor through Siberia to China.
•Tulips were first cultivated and hybridized by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire.
•Tulips symbolise imagination, dreaminess, perfect lover, and a declaration of love.
•Fresh out of onions? Use your Tulip bulbs instead! Tulip bulbs are a good replacement for onions in cooking.
Earrings measure 2.5 inches.