This week on 'A Bunch for the Weekend' - I'm featuring two kinds of bright pink tulips.
The tulip season nowadays seem to last from late autumn to late spring. I now see tulips at all my usual hunting grounds. To begin with I didn't want to buy any and tried to tell myself - "No Ingrid! It's too early for tulips!"
But now I can't resist them any longer...!
I love tulips and buying these bright pink ones would almost make you believe it's spring - instead of dark November days leading up to Christmas.
- 2 bunches of tulips - in two closely related colours - I have chosen two different pink colours
- 2 similar glass containers with a fairly narrow neck - I'm using two vintage milk bottles
- a small lantern, a dark green basket and some fabric with an autumn theme
For conditioning the flowers - you'll also need:
- florists snippers or scissors
- a florist bucket
As always - you need to condition the flowers - remove the lower leaves on tulips as well as any that are damaged. Cut the stems at an angle - to increase water absorption. Put in a clean container with cold water and leave in a cool place over night or at least a few hours before making the final arrangement.
Put about seven to nine stems in each container depending on size. Keep the height of the flowers in proportion to the vase. Too tall and the whole arrangement will look like it's going to topple over and if they are too short is not going to look in proportion - especially with tulips that you would not have resting on the edge of the vase.
In contrast to the spring like tulips I have added a small vintage lantern - lovely when lit for those long November evenings, an old basket in a dark green colour and a grey and black fabric with a classic autumn theme - trees with no leaves.
Have a Happy Floral Friday and a Great Weekend!
~ xoxo ~
[Styling and Photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]