Red Tulip

But I have always thought that these tulips must have had names. They were red, and orange and red, and red and orange and yellow, like the ember in a nursery fire of a winter’s evening. I remember them.
― Neil Gaiman,”Coraline”

Red tulips represent true love. Red evokes passion and romance.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.

The Colour of Tulips

Tulips are grow in almost every colour. Each colour symbolizes something different. Some are a single colour and some are multi coloured, sometimes with two colours on each petal. The generally symbolize perfect or deep love.

Odd facts about tulips

There are over 3000 varieties

They’re part of the lily family.

In the 1600s they were said to cost 10 times more than a working man’s average salary in the Netherlands, making them more expensive than some homes

Red tulips are the most popular.

This one lived up to expectations. It is pure white. It symbolizes foregiveness.

I wonder what colour this one will be.

For Cee Neuner’s FOTD Challenge

Looking around in Spring

The first tulip

In Australia they say to plants tulips around Mother’s Day. This year that was the 10th of May. It just so happens that this pots of tulips will probably be flowering perfectly on Father’s Day. Here that is September the 6th.

This tulip has just popped up. The timing is perfect. It’s the very start of Spring. I guess it has warmed up just enough.

and some blossom from the fruit tree

The fruit trees are also just starting to blossom. Every year it seems to me that just when the trees are at their showiest, it rains. For us that’s a blessing, but it always seems to knock the blossom off. Apparently we get most of our rain here in Spring, so that would explain it.

This is my peach tree.