The Tulip – From Turkish turban to Amsterdam canal house

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.

Tulips make you happy.
Tulips make you happy.

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.

  • 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.
Beautifull spring blooms - Tulips
Beautifull spring blooms – Tulips

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.

Tulip bouquet from Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford , Kilkenny
Extravagant Spring Tulip Bouquet
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Best Mothers Day Flowers Waterford and Kilkenny

Best Mother’s Day Flowers 2014

Lamber de Bie Flowers – Your Local Florist in Waterford and Your Local Florist in Kilkenny

For Mothers day we have chosen a selection of beautifull bouquets and arrangemets as well as a large selection of flowering plants and selected gifts chosen by Lamber de Bie – Dutch Master florist.

 

Here’s a selection of only some of the fresh flower displays you can buy direct from Lamber de Bie Flowers online at www.lamberdebie.ie

 

Pink Flower Basket by Lamber de Bie Flowers
Pink Flower Basket by Lamber de Bie Flowers

Waterford and Kilkenny florist
Classic basket of pink flowers.

 

 

Classic pink hand tied bouquet from Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford and Kilkenny
Classic pink hand tied bouquet from Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford and Kilkenny
Fresh flower bouquet for mothers day from Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford and Kilkenny
Fresh flower bouquet for mothers day from Lamber de Bie Flowers in Waterford and Kilkenny

 

The most exclusive gift for mothers day from your local florist in Ireland. Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny and Ireland.
The most exclusive gift for mothers day from your local florist in Ireland. Lamber de Bie Flowers, Kilkenny and Ireland.
Sweetest flowers for mothers day
Sweetest flowers for mothers day

 

Kilkenn ireland florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers
Kilkenn ireland florist, Lamber de Bie Flowers

 

This is only a very small selection of what we will have available for mothers day in our flowershops.

Call into our shops in Waterford and Kilkenny or call us at :

 

Lamber de Bie Flowers Kilkenny +353 (0)56 – 7770161

 

Lamber de Bie Flowers Waterford +353 (0)51 – 379440

 

 

www.LamberdeBie.ie