Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pink tulips

I bought pink tulips 5 days ago and when they began to droop, as tulips do, I cut the their stems shorter and put them in two small vases. They look quite cute, I think, and it is a way to keep them in the house and still flowering.

The next two photos show them before droop, and then beginning to fade with the first new bouquet near them.


40 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello:

How strange that you should post this now. This morning we were given a bunch of tulips and, as we write this only three to four hours later, they are already drooping. We shall do as you have done with yours!

Shelly said...

Really, really lovely!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a great way to enjoy them even longer! Next...a bowl! Sweet hugs!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

The tulips are lovely fresh and drooping. A very colorful post. Your table cloth is very festive.

Have a great day ~ FlowerLady

organicgardendreams said...

Tulips are gorgeous to have indoors at this time of the year! They always bring a smile to my face, since they are so cheerful. Yours fit your table clothes pretty well! Happy Gardening!
Christina

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I like tulips when they are full blown, and yours are gorgeous!

If you are in Florida next February, you certainly may come for the DD! Isn't it a great show? I just love it!
We had fun at the dinner. The kids were great!

xo

Sheila

Susan said...

So pretty, Terra. And, of course, I love pink. Susan

Librarian said...

My Mum and my sister always have flowers in their house, and they love tulips. They've been doing this (cutting them short as soon as they start to droop) for as long as I can remember.
Yours have such a vibrant colour, it is impossible to look at them and feel gloomy! (Not that I was feeling gloomy before I looked at them, but you know what I mean.)

Michaele said...

So very pretty!

Blackberry Lane said...

They are beautiful tulips, Terra.

Shelia said...

Hi Terra! Your tulips are so lovely and the color is pretty! I like your table cloth too. Thanks for popping in to see my purple cows.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Michelle said...

They look beautiful!

Nellie said...

I love pink tulips! They do seem to droop easily, though. You've done a great job keeping the blooms alive.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Tulips always remind me of spring which is why they are probably one of my favorite flowers. These pink ones are lovely.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Keep cutting until you get their last gasp. I love tulips but I can never get them to last a week.

Ann said...

Lovely tulips, I see so many beautiful ones in the stores I need to put some in my house too!!!Thanks for your visit today too.
Ann

Tete said...

You have tulips? Oh....I am so ready for spring. Love the pink color of these.

Anne said...

Love tulips, ours are almost ready to bloom in our garden.

thisisme said...

Hi there. It's so lovely to see tulips appearing again. I actually quite like them when they droop. So artistic! A good idea to cut the stems like that though, so that you can keep their beauty for a while longer. I don't know whether it's true, but my daughter told me that if you only put a small amount of water in a vase, they're not supposed to droop!

Denise said...

I love tulips, so lovely.

Delvalina said...

I have missed you Mrs. Terra.
Anyway, they are beautiful tulips. I wich I am easier to get one here.
Hope you are doing well.
Love,
Delvalina

Dee said...

So pretty....and Springy.

Sandy said...

Your pink tulips are really beautiful and I like your idea to save and enjoy them a little longer.

WordsPoeticallyWorth said...

A good idea to keep your flowers blooming!

Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

Laurie said...

I love pink tulips, a beautiful reminder that spring will be here soon, and will be able to enjoy the outside again, and putzing in the flower beds!

BLissed-Out Grandma said...

It will be a long time until our snow is melted, but I'm thinking I will buy some tulips to enjoy as you have. It always amuses me that tulips continue to grow in the vase. Happy spring thoughts!

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Somehow, tulips look good even when they hang over.

Maxie Spunky said...

Pink tulip is pretty flowers. but yellow tulips has its own beauty.
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Laurie M said...

such beautiful tulips, my snow weary eyes are lovin this, you are so clever I never thought of that!!
Thank you so much for finding me, I missed you !!!

Chris said...

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GRACE PETERSON said...

Hi Terra. I'm a pink fanatic and I have to say, your pink tulips are just yummy. I love your blue tablecloth too. Happy spring!

gillyflower said...

I love tulips and these are a gorgeous bunch, such a lovely pink.
They are beautiful whatever stage they are at arent they?
Gill xx

Jenny Woolf said...

Very pretty! I have a painting which my friend did of a tulip with a very short stem in a little glass vase. Her cat bit the stem off but she liked it so much she painted it. Yours look particularly beautiful against the delightful blue and coloured background - how artistic!

Delisa said...

Hi Terra, just had to say how much I loved your tulips! They are one of my most favorite flowers. They are one of the few flowers that are even more beautiful on the inside than they are on the outside! Have a lovely almost spring afternoon! With Love, Delisa :)

Gwen Buchanan said...

These tulips are gorgeous and they really make it feel like spring will finally come out this way.

Red Rose Alley said...

Terra,
Your pink tulips are so vibrant and pretty. Tulips are one of my favorite flowers. They look just like spring to me.

Have a nice Sunday.

love,
~Sheri

xinex said...

So pretty! Thanks for the idea cutting them, Terra....Christine

Anitha said...

The Tulips are so lovely. They sure will brighten any home :)

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, the pink tulips are so pretty. I love tulips, and I've never seen them in this color pink before. They are delightful.

love,
~Sheri