This week’s featured flower is the tulip. What a joy it is to see this delightful flower appear in the garden each spring.
- In order to do this you need to plant the bulbs in the fall of the year as they need to go through a winter of dormant time to energize the bulb.
- When cutting tulips from your garden, take a bucket with you with cool water. Place stems in the water and store them in a cool place for at least 2 hours.
- There is no need to place floral preservative with your tulips as they are normally not ethylene sensitive.
- Do not mix them with daffodils because daffodils exude a mucilage that is harmful to tulips.
- Remember that tulips are the only flower that will grow after being cut, so take this into consideration when arranging flowers in a vase.
- Allow the foliage part of your tulips to die back naturally so the energy will be forced back into the bulb for next year.
- Plant a few new bulbs in your beds every fall to replace the bulbs that will not develope.
- Call today for a fresh tulip bouquet. 507-259-9506