March is the month of spring, and therefore, it is appropriate that this month I have fallen in love with flowers.
I’ve never seen myself to be the flower-liking type of person, but I was definitely wrong because I’m in love with flowers. This week’s favourite is tulips. I’ve never had any contact with tulips until this week when I went to Tesco and bought some as they were the only ones left. I didn’t think I’d like them because although they were colourful, they felt so boring, but they’re not. They open up!!! They actually bloom and become something so much more, something very far from boring. And I also realised that my aversion to tulips was because of my visit to Amsterdam, where they had tulips EVERYWHERE so I got the impression that tulips were boring and common flowers, nothing special. But I was wrong.
They are so beautiful and they brighten up my day. Sometimes I just sniff my flower vase for like ten minutes just enjoying the faint aroma of the outdoors and of life, whilst being stuck inside my room writing essays.
However, the downside is that they do not last very long. The last time I got flowers from Tesco they lasted 2 weeks whereas the tulips petals started falling off after 6 days. This may be because I don’t know how to care for them (yet), or maybe they’re not indoor flowers because I give them lots of sunlight and water. Another difference between the other Tesco flowers (whose name I do not know) and the tulips is that tulips drink a lot of water, I have to keep my eye on the water level, whereas for the other flowers, I didn’t add any more water for a whole two weeks. Tulips are also entertaining as they start dropping down if they have no water, without water gravity affects the flowers, but with water, they stand tall and straight. They just entertain me so much.