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New in Colorado, Trader Joe's sells $5.99 tulip bouquets

Trader Joe's sells tulip bunches: 10 for $5.99
Trader Joe's sells tulip bunches: 10 for $5.99
Photo by Colleen Smith for Friday Jones Publishing

Trader Joe's completed the first weekend of business in Colorado, with three new stores in Denver, Boulder and Greenwood Village. Trader Joe's plans to open a fourth store in Denver at 7th & Logan.

Sure to become any foodie's favorite stores, the California-based Trader Joe's is popular far and wide for wine, specialty foods and also affordable fresh flowers.

Trader Joe's sells gorgeous, greenhouse-grown tulips from northern California. Trader Joe's reports, "Because their growing environment is completely, controlled, they tend to have a very long vase life."

For just $5.99 per bunch of ten, these hearty tulip bouquets make an ideal gift for a love one. Or spruce up your home or office with a colorful spark of early spring. Fresh tulips are beautiful in all their stages, from tight turbans to fully-opened with petals revealing intricate interior designs. Tulips are the perfect antidote to winter. And fresh flowers can improve our health, according to Dr. Andrew Weil. Flower are not frivolous: Why you should treat yourself to fresh blooms.

Trader Joe's is very popular, so prepare yourself for crowds, lines, and also a wonderful new shopping experience in Colorado.

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