* Painting by Renior
I love tulips. My kids bought me beautiful purple tulips for my birthday. When we went to Amsterdam I spent hours in the flower market picking bulbs to bring back. Ah.....
I also love this blog. (I will post about how cool this blog is later.) Today there was an interesting post about Tulips. Here is an interesting part about buying my favorite flowers.
1. Buy the freshest tulips. Don't buy tulips that are limp; make sure the stems are thick, plump and strong. In general, the bigger the stem- the bigger the bulb- the healthier the flower.
2. Make sure the leaves are tight and curled inward toward the stem. If they are already bending outward, they are not very fresh.
3. The bud should be closed and on the tighter side, but you should still be able to see the color of the flower.
*Renior is a favorite artist of mine. I am thinking of starting a weekly posting of favorite things. Just call me Oprah.