At the present day tulips of all kinds are much more extensively grown than at any previous period.
Tulips were introduced into the Low Countries in the 16th century from Constantinople and the Levant.
Tulips are readily raised from seeds, and the seedlings when they first flower (after about 7 years cultivation) are of one colour - that is, they are self-coloured.
His eyes seemed to swirl, around and around, changing from the color of her mother's tulips to a color almost as dark as the night.
Market-gardening, especially horticulture, is extensively practised in the vicinity, so that Haarlem is the seat of a large trade in Dutch bulbs, especially hyacinths, tulips, fritillaries, spiraeas and japonicas.
The florists' varieties of tulips, which have sprung from Tulipa Gesneriana, are arranged in separate classes named bizarres, bybloemens and roses, according to their colour and marking.
Tulips flourish in any good garden soil that has been deeply dug or trenched and manured the previous season.
After planting the space between the rows of tulips may be planted with such plants as forget-me-nots, wallflowers, silenes, violas, double white arabis, polyanthuses, &c., to obtain beautiful colour combinations in spring.
Tulips are usually increased by offsets, which most varieties produce in fairly large numbers.
North of Haarlem to twice that distance south, hyacinths, tulips, narcissus and crocuses being the flowers chiefly cultivated.
A supply of roses, kalmias, rhododendrons, &c., and of hardy flowers and bulbs, as lily of the valley, hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, &c., should be kept up by forcing.
Protect stage auriculas and hyacinths from extremes of every description of weather; and tulips from hoar-frosts and heavy rains.
Protect tulips, ranunculuses and anemones from the mid-day sun, and from rains and winds.
Pot hyacinths, tulips and other bulbs for forcing; and propagate half-hardy plants by cuttings.
Plant the greater part of the common border bulbs, as hyacinths, narcissi, crocuses and early tulips, about the end of the month, with a few anemones for early flowering.
Plant tulips in the early part of the month.
Hyacinths, tulips and other spring bulbs may be dug up, dried and placed away for next fall's planting, and their places filled with bedding plants, such as coleus, achyranthes, pelargoniums, and the various white and coloured leaf plants.
Dutch bulbs, such as hyacinths, tulips, crocus, &c., and most of the varieties of lilies, may be planted.
Cover up all beds in which there are hyacinths, tulips and other bulbs with a litter of leaves or straw to the depth of 2 or 3 in.
The principal market products are cauliflower, cabbage, onions, asparagus, gherkins, cucumbers, beans, peas, &c. The principal flowers are hyacinths, tulips, crocuses, narcissus and other bulbous plants, the total export of which is estimated at over 200,000.
I told her they were tulips; but of course she didn't understand the word-play.
Of late years tulips have become very popular in America, and an extensive trade is now done between the U.S.A. and Europe.