Tulips

Tulips

The perfect maritime climate and rich, moist soil that allow tulips to thrive in Holland can also be found in coastal Northern California. Our tulips are grown and shipped from both locations.

Tulips continue growing after being cut and naturally bend toward sources of light. Your tulips may already have a gentle arc and tendency to cascade over the edge of the vase. With proper care and plenty of fresh water, the tulips will stand more upright.

When you receive your bouquet of tulips, you will find they are accompanied by 2 packets of floral food and instructions on caring for the flowers. Follow easy care instructions below and the ones found in the box and your tulips will open over a few days.

1) Un-wrap the plastic liner from over the top of your tulip flower bouquet.

2) Pull the floral foam and the bag that covers it off the bottom of your bouquet in one swift tug. Pulling the bag at the same time allows it to catch any excess floral foam that may cause a mess. The floral foam helps to keep your flowers fresh while they’re being delivered from our fields to your home.

3) Rinse any excess foam off the stem bottoms.

4) For straighter stems, leave the sleeve on for 8-12 hours to provide support to the stem while the flowers drink water.

5) Trim under water, 1 inch off the stems. This trimming should be done at an angle because it makes it easier to absorb the water. When the stems are cut, it opens the flower’s pores and allows them to drink water.

6) Strip excess foliage off of all the stems that will fall below the water level. If there is excess foliage sitting in the water, it will make it muddy, as well as drink much of the water, leaving none for the blossoms to absorb.

7) Fill vase with cool water and mix it with 1 packet of flower food.

8) Change water and add the second packet of flower food provided 3 days after you received your flowers or when the water is turning yellow and cloudy. If the water is starting to change colors, this means that bacteria has grown in it, which always causes flowers to wilt faster. When you change your water, also make sure to re-cut the stems.

9) Hide your fresh tulips from sunlight and away from drafts and heat. The flowers will last longer if they live in a room that has a cool temperature.

The perfect maritime climate and rich, moist soil that allow tulips to thrive in Holland can also be found in coastal Northern California. Our tulips are grown and shipped from both locations.