Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. They come in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes. At one time they were worth more than their weight in gold. Tulip bulbs were traded feverishly in Holland in the 1630s. The more rare the bulb, the higher the price. Then the bottom fell out of the market. Fortunes were lost overnight. Luckily in today's market they can be had for a reasonable price.