14 January 2014

Floral Media # 15 - Tulips and Other Bulbs

On the 15 January its Tulip Day - Tulpanens Dag - in Sweden. The tulip flower is the most popular cut flower in Sweden and also one of my favourite flowers. Minna Mercke Schmidt at Blomsterverkstad photographed some stunning tulip arrangements created by Gunnar Kaj.

This is an update of a post of mine that was previously published two years ago. I'm reposting it because it gives you a little bit of the history of tulips.


Claus Dalby shows some Paperwhites planted in big planters. The bulbs are planted quite close and as a nice finish Claus has put gravel on the surface in between the bulbs. 

growing lily of the valley indoors, gardenista

Erin Boyle on Gardenista shows you how to grow Lily of the Valley on a windowsill.

Miss Pickering - as she likes to call herself - is a florist and blogger, she likes to cook and has a dog she calls 'The Hound'. 
I love this wall of stacked old wooden crates in her flower shop in Stamford - full of planted and cut flowering bulbs.

[Photography: 1. © Minna Mercke Schmidt, 2. © Ingrid Henningsson, 3. © Claus Dalby, 4. © Erin Boyle, 5. © Miss Pickering.]

Have a Lovely Floral Day!

Back soon!

xoxo Ingrid



millefeuilles said...

Be still my heart! I am very happy to have found your blog with it's exquisite pictures and invaluable guidance concerning floristry! I adore snowdrops for many reasons but mostly because they herald the glory of the spring pageant still to come!

Warm wishes from France,


flowersandhome said...

I adore tulips! They are my favourite flowers. I wished we had a tulip day here in Belgium. Your post makes me long for spring with all its lovely fresh flowers.
Have a wonderful day,

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ingrid for all the lovely ideas and pictures - I have never thought of trying to force lily of the valley inside. I have some pips in my cold frames that didn't get planted outside last year so I am gong to go and bring them into the kitchen and give it a go.


Lisa Gordon said...

Oh how this post is making me long for spring, Ingrid. However, my paper whites are in bloom, and they are so pretty this year. Time to get my camera out, before they are gone.

Thank you so much for all of this beauty, on a very gray day here. xo.

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Good morning, Ingrid!
So many pretty, colorful images today. I love the idea of Tulip Day, as they are one of my most favorite flowers. :)
I am off to visit the places you've so generously shared...
Have a beautiful day!

Janneke said...

Tulip day a great idea. I only think January 15th is a bit early. At this time there are only tulips grown in glasshouses.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Ingrid, what a lovely post! Thank you. Christa

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