put a penny in it
A few weeks ago I posted this picture of my haphazard tulips.
A reader suggested dropping in a penny the next time I bought a bunch to keep them from drooping.
And so I did.
Well, what do you know, I now have tall tulips.
I did a bit of research and found that the penny trick may make tulips stand tall, but it also results in a shorter life span. Experts suggest the best way to keep cut tulips looking pretty is good, old-fashioned clean water.
It may be a myth, but it sure worked for me.