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Friday Freebie Tulips

Posted on 19th July 2013
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So as there is still no sign of our summer sun, I felt that this was the last opportunity for me to share these gorgeous tulip clip art images with you, before they go out of season.

Do you know the history of Tulips?

No, I didn't either. So for thos of you who are clueless about the histiry of tulips I have included a very brief history below.

Originally cultivated in the Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), tulips were imported into Holland in the sixteenth century. When Carolus Clusius wrote the first major book on tulips in 1592, they became so popular that his garden was raided and bulbs stolen on a regular basis. As the Dutch Golden Age grew, so did this curvaceous and colorful flower. They became popular in paintings and festivals. In the mid-seventeenth century, tulips were so popular that they created the first economic bubble, known as "Tulip Mania" (tulipomania). As people bought up bulbs they became so expensive that they were used as money until the market in them crashed.

Well would you ever have believed that tulips were once a form of currency. So the history lesson is over and as your reward I have 2 great downloads for you.

Tulip Basket

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Bunch of Crocus

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