I was sick again yesterday, so I didn’t get a whole lot done. I think it’s nerves…work knows that there is something going on. I got the weekend off, have to decide what to do on Monday. I’m thinking I will stay with my two clients until the 16th, take a week off and decide if I need to put my two weeks in at that point. Of course, come Monday if my nerves act up I’ll have to put my two weeks in sooner. But anyway…
more important stuff. Some more pictures! I did go out yesterday evening and take some pictures.
Notice the difference in the ants. The top peony has many black ants on it and they’re small. The bottom peony has one red ant on it and it is much bigger. Still not sure why, but I will figure it out. (I lazed about yesterday trying not to think too much! I did get some of my house plants outside, so that’s a bonus!!)
Some tulip facts:
- symbolic of spring (duh!)
- can be divided into about 150 varieties, with more than 3000 naturally occurring or genitically cultivated varieties worldwide
- takes 20 years to go from the beginning stages of cultivation to your local florist’s shop
- have a wide variety of meanings: love, in general
- red tulips = true love
- white tulips = I’m sorry
- purple tulips = royalty
- multicolored bouquet – compliment of recipients eyes
- symbol of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
- the most expensive flower at one point of history, in the 1600’s were more valuable than most people’s homes and cost almost 10 times what an average working-class man earned in a year
- known for bold colors and beautiful shape – are almost perfectly symmetrical
- tulips are edible; during ww2, tulips and tulip breads were often eaten by those who couldn’t afford other foods, can be used to replace onions in many recipes, even used to make wine
- Netherlands are the largest producer
- “tulip” name originated from Persian word “delband” meaning turban
- “Tulip Mania” – during the 1600’s, people in the Netherlands traded tulips for their value and the flowers actually ended up causing what some say is the first economic crash likely due to the bubonic plague
- related to the lily, part of the Liliaceae family which includes lilies, onions, garlic and asparagus
- “Queen of the Night” – deep purple tulip that appears black in some lights (I think I have one)
- information from teleflora.com
Who takes pictures of dandelions?! I do!!!
I really need to get this out of here!
Sorry this is short and sweet – again. My boyfriend are going on a road trip today and I need to get ready to go. I’ve got more…lots more.