While wild tulips grow in Europe, North Africa and Central Asia, Turkey introduced tulip bulbs to the commercial world. In Turkey, the first three decades of the 18th century were devoted to tulip parties, tulip shows and tulip literature. Those years are called the country's "Tulip Period."
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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.