Bring Spring Inside: Ideas for Fresh-Cut Tulips

Presented by DeDe Machin, The Emporium at Thanksgiving Point


• Remove foliage from the part of the stems that will be under water in your vase.

• Cut off any white portion of the stem to allow better fluid intake. To prevent the intake of air into the stems, give them a fresh cut under water. Place immediately in a vase filled with water and fresh flower preservative.

• Recut 1 inch from the flower stems every 4-5 days to maintain water uptake.

• To straighten bent tulips, wrap the stems tightly in damp newspaper, secure with an elastic band, and stand in deep, lukewarm water with light directly above them. Leave for a couple of hours.

See more classes on floral design at the Utah Valley Women’s Expo, May 2 & 3.

Utah Valley Women’s Expo

May 2 & 3

McKay Events Center

Utah Valley University

The Emporium is located at Thanksgiving Point in Water Tower Plaza. For more information, visit or call 801.768.2300.

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