I don't know what it is about flowers but I am a total sucker for them. Every time I see flowers, in a photo, on a piece of clothing or in a store...I can't resist. Anyways I found some fun facts about flowers that I thought I would share:
Fun Fact 1# Roses are related to apples, raspberries, cherries, peaches, plums, nectarines, pears and almonds..... WTF?!
Fun Fact 2# Tulip bulbs were more valuable than gold in Holland in the 1600s.... In some way I wish this was still true ;)
Fun Fact 3# Tulip Bulbs can be substituted for onions in a recipe.... What the hell is with these tulip bulbs!!!
Fun Fact 4# The largest flower in the world is the titan arums, which produce flowers 10 feet high and 3 feet wide. The flowers smell of decaying flesh and are also known as corpse flowers.... Ok this one is creepy sorry!
Fun Fact 5# Dandelions might seem like weeds, but the flowers and leaves are a good source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and potassium. One cup of dandelion greens provides 7,000-13,000 I.U. of vitamin A.... Good to know.
Ok. I am going to stop.
One of the many floral skirts in the shop now.
Kees Van Dongen (Dutch, 1877-1968), Lilas, between 1922 and 1932. Oil on canvas, 100.7 x 80.8 cm.