Tuesday, 29 March 2011
A Tulip's Intimacy
I LOVE tulips!
They are not too sophisticated, too elegant, too romantic, too big, too small, too bright; I think they are just right.
The tulip originated centuries ago in Persia and Turkey. Most likely commenting on the Turkish tradition of wearing tulips in one's turban, European mistakenly gave tulips their name, which comes from the Persian word meaning turban.
Although people identify cultivated varieties as Dutch tulips, they are now grown throughout the world.
I've read about tulips and people believe that they symbolize perfect love. Like many other flowers, different colors of tulip carry a different meaning. Red tulips mean believe me and are a declaration of true love. Variegated tulips mean you have beautiful eyes. Yellow tulips mean there is sunshine in your smile and cheerful thoughts. Cream colored tulips mean I will always love you. White tulips symbolize heaven, newness and purity. Purple tulips mean affection and caring. Orange tulips mean energy, enthusiasm, desire, and passion.
No matter their color, they will forever remain one of my favourite flowers!