Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tulip Tips

Hints of the "good life"........
 I may have to remind you,
or perhaps inform you,
that I am a real nut about having fresh flowers 
around our home.
It does something to lift my spirits
when I walk into a room
and am greeted by this lovely bouquet...
okay and I am a bit of a snob about bouquets ..
I like a mix of flowers but not necessarily
a mix of colours.
And the mix of flowers is fairly specific,
Anyway, my silliness around all of that is not
why I am coming to you with a post
Tulip Tips...
yep, that is what I have called it..
anyway, I was given a tip the other day that I have to share

these little beauties, that I purchased last Saturday morning
are still looking lovely after 6 days.
Usually cut tulips don't survive long indoors for me... 
This was taken at 3 days but they are now fully open 
and oh so slightly drooping.....
so, what is the tip??
turns out these lovely ladies like a touch of vodka in their water!
Martinis anyone???

À tantôt


  1. You certainely didn't pick these beauties in your garden! LOL A little 5cm of snow is coming today, I'm so tired of winter! Bring the vodka! *Ü*

  2. Ha! I love it! Tulips are my favorite flowers. There's just something about them.

  3. I love tulips, too. We used all white tulips at our wedding, so they will always be special to me. Vodka, eh? How much? Will there be any left for cocktails? *giggles*

  4. Ha, my new friend at woodandfabric knows very well my(our?) snow situation! :)I woke up to snow yet again this morning!!! Ça suffit!!!!!

    Gina, I adore tulips but I also love love lupins in the house...oh and hydrangeas...and....

    Ricki Jill, did I not mention that it is a case of one for you, one for me....

  5. Thank you for stopping by. I never knew about vodka and tulips- I will be using that tip for sure!

  6. Ok I totally love that! Vodka who knew?! I LOVE fresh tulips in spring they bring such needed color thanks for the tip I'll be using it for sure! As far as snow we got some yesterday too. That's why the tulips are so necessary :)


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