Most or nearly all people including me, think Tulips come from Holland, they don’t, they where first found in the time of the Ottoman Empire, which is now called Turkey and Iran.
I have never seen Tulips like the one we saw in Turkey, not only the colours of them but the size of them as well, they were beautiful and so tall, here if we grow them we look after them as if they where babies taking the best of care of them, in Turkey they grow everywhere in the streets, even on island down the centre of the road.
The Tulip is on just about everything you buy in Turkey, and the quickest way to get on someone wrong side is to say they come from Holland.
S.M. Mac Arthur ©