Floral Friday ~ Tulip

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Floral Friday ~ Tulip What pops in your mind when you think of tulips?  A windmill in the midst of endless rows of brightly colored fields in Holland?  A famous Dutch Master Painting?  Surprisingly enough, tulips did not originate in the Netherlands.  They were originally cultivated in the Ottoman Empire which is present-day Turkey. History When Carolus Clusius wrote the … Read More

Floral Friday ~ Amaryllis

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Floral Friday ~ Amaryllis Amaryllis has tall, elegant stems with trumpet-like blooms.   No wonder they are a Christmas favorite! Here some things you might not know about amaryllis: Amaryllis means to sparkle in Greek. In nature, amaryllis bloom in spring or summer, but are commonly forced into early bloom for the holidays. The U.S. imports more than 10 million amaryllis bulbs every year, mainly … Read More

Floral Friday ~ Ornithogalum

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Floral Friday ~ Ornithogalum When someone asks for “ornithogalum”, what first comes to mind?  Is it the black-eyed star flowers, the ever so popular white star-of-Bethlehem or yellow/orange star-shaped dubium?  Those are all species of Ornithogalum, more commonly known as star-of-Bethlehem, wonder flower or Chincherinchee. The name is derived from Greek, “ornis” (a bird) and “gala” (milk) ~ meaning something amazing. … Read More