The magnificent Parrot tulips, or what I believe to be parrot tulips. If I have misidentified them, please feel free to correct the identification. There are 75 species of tulips and this is one of the most eye-catching with the fabulous ruffled edges. Though we think of tulips as being a product of the Netherlands they originated in the Middle East and the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains. This fact was completely unknown to me before I began this post.