Nifty Tulips Trick

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Nothing makes me happier than a bunch of cut flowers that keep fresh for ages. Having said that, flowers are tricky by nature, aren’t they? I’ve discovered that most cut blooms just need a bit of vinegar and sugar or a stay in the fridge overnight to get them going for up to two weeks. Yet there are blooms like hydrangeas that are a bit more sensitive and need a good soaking before going into a vase.

So recently, thinking of spring, I finally discovered a great way to extend tulips' life. It’s really easy, simply get them drunk! :)

Yup, just before you put your tulips in a vase, add a few drops of vodka and a teaspoon of white sugar to the water. The mix will delay wilting by a mile and when your tulips eventually start to lower their heads, add an additional shot of vodka into the water and the stems will stand up straight again for a day or two. Ta dah!

Btw: what are yous favourite spring flowers?

P.S: Also, the life changing indoor plant tip and this mesmerizing flower market!
P.P.S: Plus, remember this genius little peppers tip?

(Photos by Arthur Chang and via Wit & Delight and The Little Market)


Anonymous said...

This is great, thx

Jill said...

Ha! Great tip!

Elizabeth Anderson said...

Or just put a penny in the vase, this works like a charm. Save the vodka for your martinis :)

Martina // Spunkyrella said...

That´s interesting. I always use Vit.C powder. Works like a charm :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Elizabeth, giggle.

Diana Mieczan said...

Martina, ha! How interesting:)

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