I bought tulips a few days before Valentines Day and to be honest, they weren't all that spectacular when I bought them. They sat on my desk for a day and then were replaced by a vase of roses. The tulips went to a less obvious spot and there they sat. And sat. I finally noticed them this morning and felt guilty. They needed water and were even more pitiful looking than when I brought them home. I took them to the kitchen, gave them some water and turned them around a few times to see if there were any possible photos in there. Tulips die very gracefully, in my opinion, and I found a couple of possibilities. This I love.