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tips for tulips 🌷

Ever wondered why you have bendy tulips? 🌷 An interesting fact about tulips is that they continue to grow after being cut, up to an inch or more.  They are also “phototropic”, bending towards the light, so rotate containers daily to keep stems more upright. The general rule of thumb for arranging flowers is that they should be about one and one-half times the height of the vase.  Tulips work well in tall, straight vases. My example here is a ‘statement’ vase...but I know they will emerge glorious in a couple of days! 🤩💕 For long-lasting tulips, buy ones very “tight” or unopened, with buds still green and just showing some color. Recut the stems when you first get them home. . Fill the vase with lukewarm water, not ice cold, which is taken up better by the stems. It’s not the end of the world if you don’t have it but try and pop a couple of drops of cut flower food in the vase. Don’t mix tulips with cut daffodils, as the latter exude a sap that clogs the water uptake of other flowers. 🌼

Check the water level daily, as tulips use a lot of water, and away from radiators or drafts.  Top off the water level daily to keep the arrangement fresh, and replace every 3 to 4 days or when it becomes cloudy.

Please feel free to share any more Tulip Tips with me!! Happy Sunday tip-toeing through the tulips 🌷

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