Monday, March 16, 2009

The Great Tulip Experiment - Day 5

Quick post - All three vases are showing chlorotic foliage - fading green color, yellowing.

Vase 1
- pink grocery store tulips with flower food - even more blue tinge to the blossoms today as they show their age, but stems still upright and sturdy.

Vase 2 - Purple tulips from my shop with flower food - the stems are bending and curving all willy nilly. Some people find this to be an enjoyable part of having cut tulips, as they change position every day. Me, I just want to cut them down in size and rearrange them. They've sucked up about twice as much water as the others. Blossoms are showing a hint of the blue of age but it's hard to discern on the purple petals.

Vase 3 - purple grocery store tulips without flower food - leaves are flopping all over the place now, blossoms open but holding.

I have to say, it's not looking too good for the very expensive Extra Grade tulips from my shop....

More tomorrow!
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