Do fresh flowers brighten your days? Well, since the official spring is literally around the corner and I’m pretty sure that most of us crave those breezy spring walks and endless sunshine that makes our nose wrinkle, I decided that it would be fun to start a little spring series. Are you game?
Well, each week for the whole season I'll be posting photos of my favourite spring flowers in bloom that I buy weekly for our flat together with some fun facts about those beautiful gems. This way I'll stay motivated to pick up a fresh bunch each week and maybe even inspire you, darlings, to pick up a bunch yourself.
Let’s enjoy the simple things in life, shall we?
Well, first up are tulips! Tulips are the third most popular flowers in the world, after roses and chrysanthemums. I got this pretty bunch exactly a week ago and thanks to this nifty little trick, they are keeping strong despite florists saying that they only last up to 7 days.
Fun facts: did you know that red tulips symbolize true love? According to the legend, tulips sprang up from the drops of blood shed by a prince who was heart-broken when he was told that his true love had been killed. Yellow tulips symbolize happiness and happy thoughts while white tulips symbolize forgiveness. Interesting, isn’t it?
Also, my friend who is a florist swears that tulips grow about an inch from the point you put them in a vase of fresh water. As a kid I remember my grandma telling me that back in the day people used to use tulip bulbs as onion substitute. Also, it’s common for people to eat parts of tulips in some cultures. Supposedly, petals taste like lettuce. Who would have thought?
Lovelies, what’s your favourite spring flower? xo
P.S: Salt, pepper and flowers?
P.P.S: Peonies and ranunculus:)
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