Nothing says spring like having fresh cut tulips in your house. I have to say tulips are hands down my favorite spring flower. They really give that final element to a clean house not to mention make your house seem professionally decorated.
1. Choose the right tulips:
You always want to make sure you are choosing young tulips. You can tell they are young by finding the ones that haven’t opened yet but you can tell what color they are going to be. (Cutting them before they open allows them to last longer)
2. Cut the stems:
Cut ¼ in. (0.6 cm) from the base of the stems. I like to cut them at an angle because it helps them soak up the water from the vase. *Remember whether you’re cutting them yourself or buying them from the store, it’s important to keep a wet washcloth or paper towel around the end until you get them in water.
- Finding the perfect vase:
Depending on the height of your tulips you’ll want to find a vase that will cover at least half the height of your tulips. This way they can lean against the vase and not bend over. Mason jars are my favorite!
- Fill and arrange:
Fill your vase with cold water. Cold water keeps the stems fresh and crisp. Arrange the tulips so they have a little space and not on top of each other. This will prevent the petals from falling off right away and help them last longer. A lot of people say to add flower food but I feel changing the water daily is just as good. Your tulips will thank you! Enjoy
What is your favorite spring flower?