Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Beauty of Tulips (with Some Interesting Facts)

Tulips have various colors such as orange, white, red, yellow, pink and deep purple. Hope you enjoy my tulip photos and learn some interesting facts.

I took all the photos in a flower show that held recently. Though there were many different floral species in the exhibition, tulip was indeed the most eye-catching one. The beauty of tulips attracted many viewers and photographers. 

If you couldn’t help admiring its beauty, take a further step to learn more about this flower. Tulip has some interesting facts that are worthy of our knowing.

Interesting Facts of Tulips:

1. Do you know where Holland got the first tulip bulbs? They were from China. Setting up by Carolus Clusius in the late 1500s, the “first tulips” were grown in the famous flower garden in Leiden, Holland. Tulip cultivation in Holland began since then. Nowadays Holland becomes the most famous tulip growing and exporting country.

2. There are over 100 species for tulips.

3. Each tulip has four major parts (from top to bottom): flower part, stem, leaves and bulb.

4. Tulips are grown in the wild, in gardens and pots. They are also popular cut flowers.

5. Tulips bloom from bulbs that have layers because they are made of leaf parts.

6. Tulips belong to the monocot group and this means only a single leaf sprouted from their seeds.

7. Most tulips have a single bloom at the end of each stem.

8. Tulips have few leaves, usually two to six only.

9. Tulips are perennial flowers. They can bloom for many years and flower in spring. When winter approaches, all other parts die, leaving the bulbs alive underground to store food.

10. Holland began its cut flower trade with tulips in 1600s. The cut tulips are sent by air and keep chilled during the transport so that they can arrive fresh.


a) Visual Factfinder: Natural World published by Bardfield Press.

b) Wikipedia.

Author’s note:

Besides tulips, you may want to take a look at some other flowers to enjoy their beauty as well. Welcome to click into the four photo links below to discover other impressive offers found in the Nature.

Beauty Contest: Ms. Flower Candidate No. One

Beauty Contest: Ms. Flower Candidate No. Two

Beauty Contest: Ms. Flower Candidate No. Three

Beauty Contest: Ms. Flower Candidate No. Four

Monday, March 12, 2012

Save Money by Wearing a Scarf in 25 Ways

A colorful scarf can help people look stylish. Learn how to wear it in 25 ways. You can unleash the potentials in clothes matching and save money.

Benefits of wearing a scarf:

A scarf offers additional warmth and decoration to one’s neck. When you are indoors and feeling hot, you can take it off easily and quickly. Feeling bored at one look? You can change to a new look within a couple of seconds if you are skillful in wearing your scarf.

Another benefit of wearing a scarf is for color matching. A scarf can be in different colors, either plain or assorted, and also in various patterns or themes. If you have a scarf with one whole color block following another one, you can switch color with the same piece by adopting different wearing methods. The YouTube video will demonstrate to you this little magic so that you can learn it for your own use.

Benefits to be a skillful scarf wearer:

Even a plain colored scarf will look wonderful if you can wear it in different ways. It is unnecessary to stuff your wardrobe with a lot of clothing items for a new look. Also, you can save money for clothing. So, keep practicing to be a skillful wearer. The effort will pay off and you could always look refreshing with just one scarf.

Author’s note:

One effective way in money saving is to maximize the use of the current items and buy less. The bonus for this practice is that we can be more environmental friendly. If you are interested in doing good to yourself and the earth, welcome to click into the two articles below to learn more on what we can do in our daily life.

Stop Being a Shopaholic

How to save water at home by developing some good habits