But don't you hate it when you bring the tulips home, they look so perky, and in a matter of minutes they are dropping like you hurt their feelings? They flop all over the place, looking down at your table. Those spring emblems have now become saddened by their destiny of slow death in a vase.
If it breaks your heart to see them so sad like it does mine, here is an awesome trick for you! This trick will perk them up to attention in a matter of hours! All you need are 5 pennies. Yup, $0.05. That's all, just five cents! No need for special powders, flower dances, or voodoo. Take five pennies and plop them in the vase, put the flowers in, fill with water. In about five hours (one hour per penny perhaps?) your tulips will be standing tall! Perhaps this is an old wives tail, but it worked for me!
Now, remember, they will eventually start to droop again. But if you are having a dinner party and you want these puppies at attention, just drop some pennies in a few hours before! Also remember to cut the stems approx 1/4" before putting them in the vase to help preserve their life!