I love to have tulips in the house during the winter, because they make me feel like Spring is still a possibility no matter how cold out it currently is! I found tulips for $3 a bunch at our local grocery store the other day and had to grab some since it was artic here this weekend.
The one thing about tulips that can be a bummer, is their tendency to droop, as soon as you put them in the vase. I tried a Pinterest trick this time and it worked! I actually combined two common tricks, so not 100% sure which one was the secret, but both are so easy, I don’t mind repeating them both.
First, I left the tulips in their store binding overnight. Meaning, I took them out of the plastic envelope/bag thing you carry them in, but I left them attached to each other by the bindings/bands and stuck them in a vase of water. The reasoning behind this trick, is because tulips are hollow stemmed, keeping them together allows them to absorb the water without drooping.
I also added a penny to the water in the vase. I’ve read about this trick for a couple years and always forget to do it. I honestly don’t know the reason for it, but I am sure it changes the alkaline of the water.
It’s been a few days, and so far so good as you can see below. Aren’t they so pretty? A few of the leaves have drooped and the tulips aren’t standing straight up and down like a soldier, but I like them a little more natural myself. This is a huge improvement from the last time I bought tulips, so I am declaring this a Pinterest Success!!
Have you tried these tricks? I’d love to hear about it or any others in the comments!