Taking-Care-of-Tulips

Bringing tulips home from the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival?
Here’s how to make them last:

  • Choose tulips that are tightly closed; this means they are fresher.
  • Select a vase that is half the height of the tulip stems.
  • Fill the vase one-third full, as tulips do better in shallow water.
  • Re-cut 1/4 inch and rewater daily.
  • Keep them away from direct sunlight and heat.
  • At night, store them in the coolest room in the house.
  • Place a penny in the bottom of the vase … it’s been said to work!