Flower of the Month – Tulip

Whilst the tulip is synonymous with Holland, it appears that wild tulips were first cultivated in Persia in about the 10th century AD , having been brought to the country from Syria. Tulips in Persia were considered heaven on earth and were accorded an almost divine status. The first tulips weren’t grown in Holland (Leiden to be precise) until the 16th Century, and they were so unusual and... continue reading