Oh, the tulip! It can’t get any more Dutch, you might be thinking, but the tulip originates from Iran, Afghanistan and Kazakhstan. Nomads took the flower to Turkey, where sultans wore a tulip on their turbans. That is how the tulip got its name: ‘tulipan’ means turban.
Colours and shapes of the tulip
The popular tulip is available in white, red, yellow, pink, purple, orange, green or with petals in different colours. You also get a lot of choice of shapes. There are tulips with a single or a double row of flower petals, striking frilly and parrot tulips with serrated- edged petals and the elegant lily tulip.
Caring for the tulip
With these care tips you can enjoy your little turbans for 5 to 12 days:
Choose a vase which is tall enough: tulips can still grow a few centimetres.
Place the tulips first of all for an hour in the vase, in their wrapping. The tulips will suck up the water and will straighten themselves.
Use tap water at room temperature.
Cut the stems diagonally off at the bottom.
Place the vase in a cool, not too sunny position, away from the fruit bowl.
Symbolism of the tulip
When you give flowers, in some cases you also send a message. Red tulips mean turbulent love, yellow tulips mean rejection and black tulips: ‘I love you so much I would give everything up for you’. If you gave a tulip in the sixteenth century, then you would be giving riches. In that time the flower was extremely popular and a speculative trade in tulip bulbs quickly developed. In those days you could buy a whole canal house in Amsterdam for the price of one tulip bulb! Those times are over, but you will still feel rich, with a beautiful bunch of tulips in your home.
At Lamber de Bie Flowers we are very exited with the arrival of the first spring flowers into our flowershop.
The first offering of Spring flowers from the dutch flower auction in Aalsmeer starts often well before Christmas. However it is Lamber’s choice to hold off on buying any spring blooms untill the new year.
In the months January, February, March, April and May you can expect a large selection of spring flowers in our flowershops in Waterford and Kilkenny.
We will carry the usual spring flowers such as Tulips and Daffodills as well as the less often used Ranunculus, Lilac, Forcythia and Hyacinths. It is in the cold winter months of January, February and March that we surround ourself with these fresh spring blooms. creating spring flower bouquets in bright yellow, yellow and blue, pastel pinks and many other colour combinations.
Tulips are one of the most admired and beloved flowers the world around.
Meaning of the Colour of Tulips
Tulips are symbolic of fame and perfect love.
The symbolic meaning also changes with the colour of the tulips. Red tulips mean “beleive me” and are a declaration of true love.
Variegated tulips mean “You have beautifull eyes.”
Yellow tulips mean “There’s sunshine in your smile” and cheerful thoughts
Cream coloured tulips mean “I will love you forever.”
Orange tulips mean energy, enthausiasm, desire and passion.
Tulips as Heralds of Spring
Tulips also mean eternal life and are heralds of spring.
Along with crocuses and daffodils, tulips are the first flowers to blossom each year, sometimes while there is still snow on the ground nearby. Tulips are perfect for gardens that are designed to bloom from the earliest possible date. The meaning of the garden can be encoded in the choice of flower colors. For example, a white tulip garden would symbolize heaven on earth.
Send a burst of spring sunshine with this glorious hand-tied. These sunny golden yellow roses make a bright contrast to the snowy white lilies and pristine germini. Even if the spring weather disappoints, this is the perfect way to welcome spring into their home. Created by your expert, Local florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers, based in Ireland with flower shops in Waterford and Kilkenny.
For her birthday, choose this ultra-feminine bouquet that is bursting with spring freshness. This pretty selection in shades of soft pink and white features beautifully fragrant freesias and genista to give it a springtime twist. It is trimmed with a Happy Birthday ribbon to mark their special day. Featuring 2 pink Asiatic lilies, 5 pink roses and 4 white freesias hand-tied with white genista, palm leaves and salal and finished with a Happy Birthday ribbon.
Scented Spring Pastels Vase
One of the pleasures of spring is the fresh, heady scent from flowers of the season and we’ve captured that uplifting experience with this exquisite gift. The combination of pastel hyacinths and ranunculus with dainty spring paper whites is irresistible. Featuring paper whites, mixed pale hyacinths, pink ranunculus and white genista with salal, arranged in a green glass globe vase and finished with a daisy wooden tag Created by your Local florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers, based in Ireland with flower shops
We hope that we’ve brought the Spring a little bit closer to you by showing some of our gange of Spring Flowers that we will be creating for you over the next few months in our Flower shops in Kilkenny and Waterford.
If you would like to see the full range of Spring flowers have a look at our florist website at : www.lamberdebie.ie or call into one of our shops where you can not only see the creations but tough and smell them.
In Western Christianity, Easter marks the end of Lent, a period of fasting and penitence in preparation for Easter, which begins on Ash Wednesday and lasts forty days (not counting Sundays).
The week before Easter, known as Holy Week, is very special in the Christian tradition. The Sunday before Easter is Palm Sunday and the last three days before Easter are Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday (sometimes referred to as Silent Saturday). Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday respectively commemorate Jesus’ entry in Jerusalem, the Last Supper and the Crucifixion. Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday are sometimes referred to as the Easter Triduum (Latin for “Three Days”). In some countries, Easter lasts two days, with the second called “Easter Monday”. The week beginning with Easter Sunday is called Easter Week or the Octave of Easter, and each day is prefaced with “Easter”, e.g. Easter Monday, Easter Tuesday, etc. Easter Saturday is therefore the Saturday after Easter Sunday. The day before Easter is properly called Holy Saturday. Many churches begin celebrating Easter late in the evening of Holy Saturday at a service called the Easter Vigil.
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Easter decor for your home
romantic pastel pink flower pots
Pink butterfly decor
Easter tree in Lamber de Bie Flowers flower shop
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Vintage style pink romantic container with easter eggs
Candy pink butterflies
Easter tree with decorations
Love sign and Easter container gifts
Flower pots in pink and blue with floral print
vibrant colour recycled glass vases
flock Easter bunnies
Yellow flock easter bunny
fabric easter bunnies
Pink stone flower pot with easter decorations
Rustic stone flower jugs with lilac flower decoration