This is the fourth instalment in my series called Floral Styling - A Simple Flower Arrangement and this time I have used some fabulous green parrot tulips and purple hyacinths.
As soon as I got home from the farmers' market - I conditioned the flowers and left them outside in the cold to have a good drink.
I knew I wanted to do some strong colour contrasting and started by putting together all my props - vases etc. I went for two vintage very dark blue apothecary glass bottles and a smaller lighter blue.
In this case I knew I couldn't use the bottles as vases - the neck is too narrow and both tulips and hyacinths have thick fleshy stems - and for this occasion the two bigger bottles were also too tall.
I like the look of the fleshy stems and in particular the colour of the stems on the hyacinths. So the vase I went for was a square clear glass vase - perfect for a short squat arrangement.
I stripped off all the leaves on both flowers and I also cut the stems quite short. I wanted the flower heads of the hyacinths to rest on the edge of the vase. The two flowers are mixed randomly - because I didn't want it to look too arranged.
I used nine stems of hyacinths and twelve parrot tulips - just enough to make a perfect size arrangement for a table.
The contrasting colours work well together and the dark blue bottles makes a stunning backdrop.
Here are links to the three previous posts in the series.
Post # 1 has an introduction to the series.
Floral Styling - A simple Flower Arrangement # 3 - Eucalyptus and Pink Tulips
Floral Styling - A simple Flower Arrangement # 2 - Ornamental Cabbage
Floral Styling - A simple Flower Arrangement # 1 -
Have a Wonderful Floral Day!