Nothing says "spring" as an arrangement of bright, wonderful tulips fresh from the garden or flower shop. Tulips are sturdy flowers that can take up to ten days after cutting if you know how to properly handle them. Choosing fresh flowers to begin with is key, and you can extend their beauty by showing them in the right place and giving them plenty of water. See step 1 for tricks you can use to create a long-lasting tulip device.
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[ Edit ] Preparing tulips for viewing
- Select young tulips. When you are in the flower shop you may be tempted to buy the tulips with fully open, vividly colored petals. This would be a good choice if your tulips were supposed to "wow" for a one night occasion, but if you want them to last long, choose tulips that are still tightly closed, with some green buds that aren't quite colored yet.  The flowers will open for a few days, giving you more time to enjoy them.
- If you cut your own tulips and you want them to last as long as possible in a vase, cut them before they are fully open. Cut as close to the ground as possible.
- Wrap the stems in wet cloth or paper towels.  When you take the tulips home from the store, keep them wrapped in paper towels or a washcloth dry in fresh water. This ensures that the tulips do not start to dry out too early on the way home. Do this even if the distance from the flower shop to your house is not that far. When you are out in the water, the tulips will age faster.
- Cut from the stem of the stem.  Use a small cut pair and cut stems at an angle. This will help them to easily draw water from the vase.
- Remove extra leaves from the base of the stem. If the stems have any leaves that would be submerged in water when you put them in the vase, remove them. The leaves could start to rot and cause the flowers to relax before their time. 
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- Choose a suitable vase. Choose a vase that will rise to cover at least half the height of the tulips you have brought home.  They will be able to lean on the vase without bending over. If you use a shorter vase, the flowers will eventually bend forward. This is an effect that some people like, but it can make the flowers die faster.
- Wash the vase. Make sure it has no sediment residue from your last bouquet. Wash it thoroughly with soap and warm water and then wipe it completely with a towel. This way, your fresh tulips will not pick up bacteria that can make them start to rot faster.
- Fill the vase with cold water. Cold water keeps the stalks fresh and sharp, while hot or hot water would make them weak and moist. 
- Place the stems around the vase. Arrange the tulips so that they each have some space in the vase, rather than leaning them all on top of each other. Giving them each other some space will prevent them from crushing each other, which will lead to premature leaf blades and shorten the life of your flowers.
- Keep the vase filled with fresh water. Tulips drink a lot of water. Make sure it never ends, so they start to wither very quickly.
- Add flower food. The addition of flower foods or flower preservatives, which are available in flower shops, will greatly prolong the life of the flowers. Read the instructions and sprinkle some food as you add water. It will keep your tulips standing tall and look good for as long as possible.
- You can try putting lemon juice, pennies and other such materials in the vase with the flowers. Some say these tricks work, but research shows that flower food is much more effective. 
- Do not style tulips with flowers in the Narcissus family. Daffodils and other flowers in this family radiate a substance that causes flowers to fade faster. Tulips work best in a vase alone. 
- Keep the vase out of the sun. Place it in an area that does not get too hot and sunny. Otherwise, the tulips will wither in the heat.
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- When you buy tulips from a store, buy tulips with flower heads closed.
- Thread the stem with a medium needle just below the flower. It never fails to keep the flowers attractive for a week. Dutch tip.
- Leaving tulips in the vase with a wrap around them for a couple of hours increases the chance of keeping the stems straight.
- When cutting tulips, you can try cutting them at a diagonal angle instead of a straight angle
- Because tulips continue to grow even after they are cut, they are often bent to adapt to their container. Rich the tulips if desired by attaching them in moist newspaper and placing them in lukewarm water for a few hours. Tulips can be safely placed in the same bouquet with most other flowers.
- Place the tulips in an irregular shape vase for twisted, adapted stems.
- Cut stems into a diagonal 1/2 inch cut from the bottom. Place in vase with cold water and ive cubes to 50% vase level. No plant food !!! Update with a few pieces of ice every day without direct sunlight. They will last so long !!
- Tulips are "photogenic", bent towards the light, so rotate containers daily to keep the stems more upright. 
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- Do not place tulips in the same vase with daffodils or in the water that daffodils have set.
- Adding aspirin, lemon juice, pennies, soda, and other water mixtures is just a myth for extending the life of cut tulips.
- After cutting the tulip stem under water, do not allow the stem to dry before replacing it in the vase or decorative container.
[ Edit ] Related wikiHows
- Care for Tulips
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