How To Bring Tulips Back to Life

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Being as I have been ready for spring since I don't know...January??? One way I have been making this winter a little more bearable is by putting fresh flowers and plants everywhere. And I mean everywhere. (Ask my mom what happened to the bar cart in the dining room ;)) Tulips are finally back in the grocery stores, so of course I had to pick some up the other day! 

So I slept out the other night and when I came home in the morning, the water was all gone and the tulips were looking pretty sad. I'm not sure if I just forgot how much water they drink or if I never really knew to begin with, but they drank all the water in one day! That brings me to the whole point of this blog post. 

I saw a tip a while ago on how to resurrect tulips, and this was the perfect time to try it out. Some of you probably know about this, but if you never tried it before, I'm here to confirm that it works! This trick also uses things that you probably have in your house. Are you ready?

  • Water
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • A penny
Who would've thought?! I used lukewarm water, which I am not sure if that is the correct temperature to use with tulips (please correct me if I'm wrong). Then I just dropped the penny in the water, added the sugar, mixed it around a little, and added the flowers back in the jar! I'm sure there's a scientific explanation on what the sugar and penny do for the tulips, but I'll save myself the embarrassment on trying to tell you how and why it works, I'll just tell you that it does.

I do want to add that it didn't happen immediately. After about 3 hours, they were standing up about 80%. After 5 hours they were as good as ever! It is the next day now and they are still looking good. I hope you enjoyed this little tip now that we are getting closer to spring and flower season! Let me know what tips you have for flowers, and if you try this one out!

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