Tulip mania or tulipomania (Dutch names include: tulpenmanie, tulpomanie, tulpenwoede, tulpengekte and bollengekte) was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed. At the peak of tulip mania, in February 1637, some single tulip bulbs sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble (or economic bubble). The term "tulip mania" is now often used metaphorically to refer to any large economic bubble (when asset prices deviate from intrinsic values).
A very Happy Easter to all who celebrate it, Happy Pesach to our Jewish friends, and Happy Palm Sunday for the Eastern Church Christians!
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Beautiful tulips you show.
Wishing you a good Maundy Thursday / Good Easter.
Hugs Hanne Bente
Beautiful colorful tulips!ReplyDelete
Looking forward to the show up in my garden!
Thanks for sharing.
Lovely photo of the tulips and great information, as always! My one tulip has now produced 2 flowers...so happy for that! I didn't have anything new this week for Friday Blooms, but wanted to see what everyone had to offer anyway! Have a Happy Easter!ReplyDelete
wonderfully captured tulips...so colorful and brightens the spirit...I am joining for the first time and loving everything I am seeing here :-)ReplyDelete
You can always catch my attention with tulips! These are dazzling!ReplyDelete
your orange tulips are gorgeous! tulips are very expensive here, they are all imported.ReplyDelete
Corwn of Thorns
Wonderful tulips..great picture...ReplyDelete
Terrific information on tulips! I would never have picked the Hindu Kush as an area for tulips! Your photo captures a dazzling variety of orange tulip!ReplyDelete
Hey Nick- Wow! Those are bright, brilliant AND spectacular :) Nice shot too!ReplyDelete
Aren't people funny with their everybody-jump-on-board economic bubbles? I don't think people have recovered from the housing bubble bursting yet. A tulip bubble seems funny :) Thanks for hosting!
And you choose the very color unconsciously or on purpose) that represents the royal House of Orange in the Netherlands! What can I say, I'm prejudiced! Now I have to figure out what to say to you: Happy....take your pick:):) Anyways, have a wonderful weekend!ReplyDelete
Hi Nick, the tulips are so intense in colour; beautiful photograph. Have a relaxing Easter holidayReplyDelete
I am so happy I found this place through Haiku my heart!ReplyDelete
Flowers and gardens are my love, both working in and painting!
Gorgeous bulbs, Nick!ReplyDelete
Beautiful tulips! Thanks for the interesting information.ReplyDelete
WOW! Gorgeous image!ReplyDelete
I've been staring at these tulips for a couple of minutes. They're stunning!ReplyDelete
Joining FFF for the first time.
Tulips are gorgeous. Mine won't be blooming for a few weeks yet. I'm joining Floral Friday Fotos for the first time this week. Thanks for the invitation.ReplyDelete
What a strong colour these beautiful tulips are.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shot! I love tulips, one of my favorite spring flowers. My contributing photo has a bit of tulips in it :) Thank you for sharing, and have a lovely holiday weekend!ReplyDelete
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Absolutely gorgeous! Such a pretty color!ReplyDelete
Wonderful flowers! Have a nice weekend!ReplyDelete
I sent via interflora from NZ to Oz some tulips. I wished I sent orchids, but the reciever lovd it.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter weekend to all!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful dark orange those tulips are - just lovely.
Those tulips are gorgeous, I love the orange color.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful holiday weekend!