30 March 2021

When you receive your bucket of tulips from me you might be surprised that the bulb is still attached and has dirt on it. I do this because the bulb continues to give life to its bloom and having some dirt on it makes the tulip think it's still in the ground.

They may also receive them in tight to bud form as this is how they are harvested. Many are even drooping or feel limp. Don't worry, when you cut the bulb off and place them in your vessel with cool clean water they will start perking up overnight.

So this is what you do:

  1. Fill a basin or bucket with water to where you can submerge the bulb. Then cut off the bulb, leaving the stem underwater so it can get a quick drink. While the tip of the stem is under the water carefully remove the bottom leaves. Then place in your water-filled vessel.
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2. After you place them all in your vessel, you'll notice that as the days go on the tulips will straighten up and grow to have longer stems. Keep this in mind when you select your vessel. It's a great idea to change the water of your vessel every day or every other day.

This is what they look like when you first place them in the vase.

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An hour later they are starting to perk-up

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This is what they looked like overnight.

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3. As the days go on they will start opening up. Some will semi-close during the night then open in the daytime, like the white one.

I hope this was helpful. If you have any questions shoot me an email at linda@arizonablossomcellar.com, Thanks!