- multiple stems of tulips in a lot of different bright colours - here I have used tulips called - 'Ballerina', 'Havran', 'White Marvel', 'Apricot Beauty' and 'Attila Graffiti'.
- medium size vases in clear glass or neutral colours - I have used vintage milk bottles and large glass jars
For conditioning the flowers - you'll also need:
- a pair of florists scissors
- a florist bucket filled with fresh water
Condition the flowers by removing any leaves that would end up below the water line in the vase. This is to reduce any growth of bacteria from deteriorating leaves. Also remove any broken or bruised leaves.
Cut the stems at an angle - this is to increase water absorption.
Put in a clean container with fresh water and leave in a cool, dark place over night or at least for a few hours, to let the flowers absorb the maximum of water, before making the final arrangement.
You might have to re-cut the stems while making the final arrangement to suit the size of the vase or container and to get the right proportions.
Tulips of this beauty speak for themselves. They just need a simple vase or container - leave a few leaves on the stems as a bit of greenery - but make sure the leaves are above the waterline in the vase.
Cut the stems in proportion to the vase - not too long and not too short - and remember that tulips continue to grow in the vase. Also remember that tulips are thirsty flowers - so keep the vase topped up with water.
This is such an amazing time of year full of colourful tulips.
In other words - Tulips Galore! Enjoy!
Have a Great Floral Saturday and a Happy Weekend!
I will see you next week with more DIY flowers from
Of Spring and Summer.
~ xoxo ~
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[Flowers from Forever Green Flower Company.]
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