If the ridiculous number of tulip photos we Fresh American staffers have been posting on our Facebook pages, tweeting, and pinning on our Pinterest boards is any indication, we’re just a teensy bit excited that the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming. And what’s not to love about these happy, showy, rainbow-colored blossoms?
The tulip, a perennial bulb belonging to the 100-plus species Tulipa, is a native of Central Asia, though it’s been expertly cultivated by the Dutch since the 1500s. Tulips are so popular as garden plants in the United States that towns nationwide host annual celebrations. In our neck of the woods, Albany, New York’s Tulip Festival honors the spring blooming of more than 100,000 bulbs into a riot of color all over the city. The festival includes live performances and games, and even the coronation of a Tulip Queen—chosen through a “competitive interview process”—and a Royal Tulip Ball (we kid you not).
We’re holding a tulip fest of sorts right here at Fresh American, and offering you a chance to win a gorgeous Embroidered Hem White/Pink sheet set and a pair of Vintage Tulips pillowcases—valued at nearly $300! The giveaway starts on Monday, May 14, and ends at 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, May 16. To enter, simply go to the comments below and tell us where you like to display tulips in your home. (View the full rules here.)
Congratulations to our winner, Marry from Pennsylvania!