How-to Videos

How to pick tulips

  • Before you pick your tulips, get a bucket from the farm. You can also buy the bucket to bring them home in.
  • With your palm facing away from you point your thumb in a downward position.
  • Go all the way to the bottom of the tulip stem with the tip of your thumb touching the ground.
  • Grasp tightly and pull straight up.
  • This will release the tulip from the bulb for you to place in your bucket.

How to bunch and wrap flowers

  • When you are done picking your flowers, head to one of our wrapping stations. (See map for locations)
  • Grab the edge of the paper on the roll and pull about 2 feet of wrapping paper and place it on the table in front of you. (Be sure to use the rock to keep the paper from moving)
  • Place your tulips in the upper left-hand corner of the paper.
  • Take the lower left corner of the paper and pull it across the stems.
  • Then grab the lower right corner of the paper and pull up to cover the bottom of the stems.
  •  Then gently roll in the direction of the upper right corner of the paper to the end.
  • Grab a rubber band from the box on the table and wrap the band around the middle of the cone by sliding the band up from the bottom of the bouquet.

How to care your flowers

  • Cut the stem of the tulip at an angle when you harvest it from the field, which will help it to absorb water more easily.
  • Place your freshly-cut tulips in clean water with flower food added right away. Be sure to change the water every other day to keep it fresh and free of bacteria. Avoid direct sunlight, as this can cause the blooms to fade faster.
  • Keep your tulips in a cool environment, between 45 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit, so they last longer. Also ensure that there is good airflow around them; avoid overcrowding them in a vase or container to prevent wilting or drooping over time.
  • If you want your tulips to last even longer, you can try recutting the stems and changing out the water every few days; this helps keep them healthy and vibrant for several weeks!

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