Wednesday Wisdom: Tulips Do not Strive to Compete or Impress!

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We have been noticed bunches of tulips coming from our Growers in Carpinteria into the stores.  We finally gave into the temptation and bought two bunches.  They remind us of this wonderful Marianne Williamson quote.

 

“A tulip doesn’t strive to impress anyone. It doesn’t struggle to be different than a rose. It doesn’t have to. It is different.

 

And there’s room in the garden for every flower. You didn’t have to struggle to make your face different than anyone else’s on earth. It just is. You are unique because you were created that way.

 

Look at little children in kindergarten. They’re all different without trying to be. As long as they’re unselfconsciously being themselves, they can’t help but shine.

 

It’s only later, when children are taught to compete, to strive to be better than others, that their natural light becomes distorted.” 

― Marianne Williamson

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Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-

 

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat I believe that education does that to some degree, parental influence and the major turning point in my opinion is peer pressure and feeling like an odd duck..A

Jan 15, 2020 04:21 PM #17
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD Yes, they do not last long, because they come from the greenhouse (my theory for whatever that is worth).  Later on they seem to do better.  But they are still a joy when they open.  One of our cats used to behead by tulip during the night...LOL A

Jan 15, 2020 04:23 PM #18
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Grant Schneider I agree, and I have heard that if you pierce them below the head with a pin, that helps them live longer.  I have not tried this, it was AR member

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 who told me.  He is savvy on this subject.  A

Jan 15, 2020 04:25 PM #19
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Myrl Jeffcoat I love daffodils, when we lived in Napa and took the road via the Alexander Valley in springtime, we would see bunches of daffodils on the side of the road.  It was a lovely.  A

Jan 15, 2020 04:26 PM #20
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty I disagree with you.  I think the only competitor we have is ourselves, and the only competition is being the best we can be.  It has nothing to do with anyone else.  Others judge best, better or worse an we buy, hook line and sinker.  A

Jan 15, 2020 04:28 PM #21
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson we don't have gin in our cupboards, and only vodka in our freezer which I used to keep for my father.  He is long gone, and I do use it for a recipe of penner ala vodka.  Perhaps I will try vodka or find some cheap gine...LOL A

Jan 15, 2020 04:34 PM #22
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Sharon Lee those damn moles, we had two cats who were mole specialists and could catch those guys.  When we lived in Los Angeles I planted 400, and it took years before an occasional one would pop up.  I did not keep them in the refrigerator at all which is what I was supposed to winterize them...LOL A

Jan 15, 2020 04:36 PM #23
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Michael Jacobs  Our Trader Joes has them outside in pots, and inside in the flower section.  A

Jan 15, 2020 04:41 PM #24
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Joe Pryor I do love the long stem ones, and I am looking forward to their arrival, and I may. try Sally K. & David L. Hanson gin solution.  A

Jan 15, 2020 04:43 PM #25
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Nina Hollander when we used entertain and have large gatherings in Los Angeles, we used to go to the flower market very early and load up our car with the seasonal flowers...Now we entertain ourselves with lots of flowers ..A

Jan 15, 2020 04:45 PM #26
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Sheila Anderson that quote resonates with both of us and expresses our thinking perfectly.  A

Jan 15, 2020 04:46 PM #27
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Hi Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Those are all great quotes. We should look at all people like we do flowers or young children. Wouldn't the world be a better place?

I just love the angle of that photo! Very nice job!!

Jan 15, 2020 06:26 PM #28
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HI Ron and Alexandra- Tulips are some of my favorite flowers. Love the quote by Marianne Williamson. 

Jan 15, 2020 06:28 PM #29
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Alexandra my mother loved Tulips over Roses... one day I asked her why  she prefers Tulips... she said all the money people pay for roses at the "mandatory times" Valentines Day, Mothers Day etc... and no one looks at Tulips at 10% of the price of Roses... give me Tulips any day...

Jan 15, 2020 10:12 PM #30
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James Dray
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Morning Alexandra.

So true, they are all beautiful in their own way.  Make it a great day

Jan 16, 2020 02:15 AM #31
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Brian England
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Having fresh flowers in a home is always a wonderful thing, I hope that your day is being enjoyed!

Jan 16, 2020 08:43 AM #32
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Endre Barath, Jr. Your mother was a wise woman.  The store bought roses rarely have a scent, and that is why I have always grown roses.  Tulips and Southern Cal are not made for each other, unless you keep them in the freezer prior to planting them...I love them also...A

Jan 16, 2020 01:19 PM #33
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Kathy Streib love parrot tulips.  I have not seen them here yet, and I am hoping they appear as the season approaches.  A

Jan 16, 2020 01:20 PM #34
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While tulips may not compete, the growers of tulips sure do!  There is an incredible array of colors and shapes of these remarkable flowers.

Jan 16, 2020 03:25 PM #35
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 there was a winery in Sonoma that is famous for their tulip fields, and we enjoyed it so much.  Yes people do compete.  A

Jan 16, 2020 03:35 PM #36
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