Tulip Study poster by Jeanette French. Our posters are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All posters include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.
Beautiful tulips are perennial plants that are grown from bulbs and are known for their large, showy flowers in the early spring. The bulbs are... more
Beautiful tulips are perennial plants that are grown from bulbs and are known for their large, showy flowers in the early spring. The bulbs are planted in late summer or early fall, up to six inches deep. Native to mountainous areas, the bulbs require a period of cold dormancy called vernalization. In the long, cool springs that tulips love, the plants usually produce one cup-shaped flower per stem in all colors, with the exception of blue.
The first tulips were most likely cultivated from wild plants in the 10th century in Persia. It is known that they were bred and propagated during the Ottoman Empire. The word, tulip, is thought to have ultimately been derived from the Persian term for turban, tubend, for the shape of the flower. The sources are obscure however.
1594 is considered the date of the beginning of tulip mania in the Netherlands. Although they may have been planted in private gardens years before, the 1594 spring flowering in the Leiden University’s Hortus B...
About Jeanette French
Creating portals of light, love, joy, beauty, compassion, hope and gratitude is my lifelong passion and purpose.
My mother painted when i was young and encouraged drawing and painting and handcrafting in all forms and my father, the photographer, gave me my first camera at age 8. As a result, i have been a lifelong student of both mediums. Formal training of my eye and technique has been with the wonderful Pacific NW painter teachers, Stan Capon and Edi Olson.
i hope you will enjoy these images as much as i enjoyed their creation.