Tulips have a tendency to droop over the sides of the vase, so I decided to divide the tulips into three different vases and experiment with techniques that I have read about on the internet.
In the clear container, I placed a copper penny. It is said that it will make several different types of flowers stand tall in a vase.
After I trimmed the stems at an angel, I placed my tulips inside the container.
Next I took a straight pin and pierced the stem of the tulip near the base of the flower.
I trimmed the stem at an angel and place them in the vase.
The last of the tulips had the stems trimmed and placed in a vase.
This is what the all looked like, left: has the stem pierced, middle: has the penny, and on the right stems trimmed and placed in water.
I put all three vases on the side table in my living room and enjoyed the splash of color that they brought to the room.
I woke up this morning and walked into the living room and saw the yellow tulips and smiled. I don't care if they are standing up straight, or drooped over the vase, I like tulips, any kind any color, they remind me that spring will soon be here.
It has been a very long, cold, snow covered winter here is Wisconsin, I think I've been cooped up indoors for too long, and have cabin fever!