Tuesday Tulips

HUMBOLDT STREET, Brooklyn: If you did not get flowers from your Valentine on Sunday, go buy some tulips. They are cheap and cheerful.

The simplicity of a bunch of bodega bought tulips gives a clean, crisp feeling to any space no matter what. It helps a lot if the surface you choose to display them on is free of clutter. Fresh flowers always give me an excuse to clear off my kitchen table or counter.

Select the most tightly closed buds to get your moneys worth. Trim the ends under running water and peel off any dented or rumpled looking leaves. Vases are easy. Clean out and de-label a glass jelly or pickle jar you would have ordinarily recycled. Or Ball canning jars make excellent vases. Change the water everyday.

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One Response to “Tuesday Tulips”

  1. Bring Spring In « I GREW THIS Says:

    […] think I said this last year too, (in a much different place) but no matter where you are – metropolis or country side, […]

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