When you say “spring”, a display of bright, vivid and stunning flowers comes to mind. Why go outside to witness this beautiful season when you can bring it right to your home? Imagine waking up on your comfortable mattress and rolling over to see a wonderful display of pink tulips in the morning?
Nothing could beat floral decoration. Thus, flowers like tulips would be a nice addition to your house interior. It doesn’t matter whether you got the flowers fresh from the garden or bought it straight from a flower shop. As long as they make your home more natural and fresh, then you’re making the right choice.
Tulips can last for more or less ten days after plucking them, especially if you’ve properly taken care of them. If you want to display them inside your house, you might want to prolong their lives as long as you can. This article will give you a number of tips on how you can maximize the life of your tulips upon display.
Choose Fresh Blooms
In a flower shop, you will see vast options of gorgeous tulips. However, do not be tempted to buy the fully-opened ones. They might be a sight to behold, but they will not last longer as a display at home. You should only buy the fully-opened ones for special occasions such as dates, weddings, or either home or hospital visits.
If you are getting them from your garden, the same concept applies. Cut your tulips before they are fully opened.
Prevent Them From Drying Out
Whether you are taking them from a flower shop or from your garden, you have to prevent them from drying out. Wrap them in wet clothes or paper towels soaked in fresh water. This is to avoid premature drying out of the tulips.
Prepare Your Tulips For Display
To prepare your tulips for display, cut at least ¼ inch from the base of the stem. Cut the base at an angle. You also have to remove extra leaves from the base of the stem. The rule is to remove any leaves that will get soaked in the water. It causes the leaves to rot instantly and affect the flowers.
Wash your vase properly to prevent bacteria build-up which can affect your tulips. Also, make sure that the vase you’ve chosen can cover at least half of the height of the flowers to avoid them from bending over. Using a shorter vase may cause the stem to bend forward, thus making it faster for them to die.
Use cold water in filling your vase. It will help keep the stems fresh and hard. In positioning the flowers, make sure that they have space from each other. Give them enough room so they can breathe.
Ensure The Tulips Are As Visible As Possible
Of course, you want your tulips to be on display. Therefore, you have to place them in areas when they can be easily noticed by people. You can choose to put them in the living room and on your bedroom, too. It can give you a more positive feeling as you wake up in the morning and see the flowers. Just make sure that you keep the flowers away from the sun as the heat will wilt the flowers. Also, keep it away from the toaster, refrigerator, and other appliances that emit heat.