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April 21, 2011 / virginiatrailschristine

In Bloom: Tulips

Edith J Carrier Arboretum: Tulips

Edith J Carrier Arboretum - Tulips

Don’t miss the Arboretum’s abundant and colorful tulips!

Genus: Tulipa

The tulip is a perennial plant grown from a bulb.  They bloom in many colors and shapes with large, showy flowers.

Fun Fact:  During the height of the Ottoman Empire, the tulip was seen as a symbol of abundance and indulgence.  This era is sometimes known as the “Tulip Era” or “Lale Devri”  in Turkish.

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