Wait! Be sure to order some bulbs for cutting.
After winter is gone, you’ll be delighted to have big beautiful bouquets in the house. And that’s one thing daffodils and tulips can do better and earlier than any other flowers, with almost no work for you.
First of all, they arrange themselves in a vase, and last a good long time in water. Especially if you cut them when they’re still in bud, but with the color showing.
Watch and you’ll see tulips actually “keep growing in the vase.” Cut a few tall ones, and pop them in water. The next morning, you’ll notice they are a little taller, and have twisted themselves into a new display! This is most noticeable with Lily Flowered Tulips, the tall late bloomers that twist and turn for several days after they’re cut. It’s amazing! And really beautiful every day.
So be sure to plant a few dozen of your favorite bulbs in a place away from your display garden—where you won’t mind picking them when they bloom. Expensive? Hardly. Compare the cost to buying flowers at a florist! And your homegrown bulbs will probably be bigger and better than the ones you see every spring at the supermarket flower dept.