While visiting my family I attended my mother's garden club meeting and I heard a great tip on how to keep tulips looking their very best in a vase. But first did you know tulips keep growing even after you cut them...I didn't. So to keep your tulips standing upright for as long as possible it was recommended that you add a penny to the tulip vase.
I have been testing this tip all week. My husband bought me tulips (he didn't know about the garden meeting I attended) and gave them to me when I got home after being away on a month long visit with my family.
I promptly added a penny to the vase and here they are after 4 days, still standing tall.
Can you see the pennies:)
My tulips lasted exactly 7 days before a single tulip stem began to droop and drop it's petals and it was only two out of 18 tulips. Not bad...I am going to remember this tip!
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