Monday, March 17, 2014

Wild Flowers


While picking flowers for the week, I went with tulips for the first time - and now I have no idea why I never got them before! They're such a beautiful purple color and so quintessentially spring. Plus they've entertained me by being completely strange. Here's how they started off, all proper and upright (bad cell phone pic, sorry):


Here they are the next morning:



Aaaaand here they are now, running wild:



It's like a tulip UFO!

I thought maybe they were stretching out in search of sunlight (as plants are wont to do), and I felt a little bad so I tried putting them in front of my window. They didn't seem to stretch uniformly towards the light though, so not sure what this craziness is all about. It certainly adds a new dimension to your typical vase of flowers!

photos by me

26 comments:

  1. I love the tulips you chose! That purple color is absolutely gorgeous!

    Hunter
    Prep on a Budget

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    1. Thanks Hunter! I always think purple flowers are so pretty.

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  2. Tulips are my favorite flower, and this always happens to them! I thought it was because of the light thing, too!

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    1. Yes, apparently this is a common phenomenon! I had no idea.

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  3. Those are gorgeous!

    Kristin
    thedixiedaisy.blogspot.com

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  4. I always put a penny (or three) in my tulip vases--I'm not sure if it's an old wives' tale, but it seems to help with longevity (and keeping them straight!)

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    1. Thank you! I might give that a try with my next batch.

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  5. I have my eye on your beautiful book covers and that stripe candle holder

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  6. Hi! I've heard you're supposed to put just a teeny tiny amount of water for tulips. If you put a lot of water in the vase, they grow and do that crazy thing. So, in case you want to keep them "civilized", you can try tiny amount of water - and apparently even some ice cubes with the drop of water in the bottom of the vase. - Heidi

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  7. Tulips are beautiful. They really brighten up a room! Beautiful photos as always! XO

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  8. I love that you always have flowers. I need to do this. Also, the "Tulip UFO"? Hilarious! Hehe.

    xx
    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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    1. Haha thanks Kelly! They are good for my apartment but not my wallet :)

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  9. Those flowers are such a pretty shade... I need to do a better job at having fresh flowers in the house more often!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Alex! I think it's a worthwhile splurge...especially if you get them at the corner store like I do, then it's not too pricey :)

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  10. Super pretty- and my pink tulips are currently doing the same thing :)

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    1. Thanks Holly! Yup apparently they all do it, I was not aware :)

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  11. Tulips are my favorite, and the color that you picked is amazing! I love how crazy they're growing :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

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    1. Thank you! I think they're my new favorites too :)

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  12. Even the tulip UFO has a strange sort of elegance about it! They are lovely flowers - great choice of colour too :)

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    1. I agree Bernice! I like them straight but I don't mind them bent. Elegant is a good word for them!

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  13. Tulips grow once in water, no matter how much you give them. Here in Holland we put maybe 5 inches or so in (always cold) and then add as necessary. They start out straight and then relax as the days go by....they look much nicer "au natural" like yours have become than straight and tall. Lovely color...and I bet they started from here!

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    1. Thanks Debbie! It's true, "au natural" is very nice!

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