9 November 2015

Tiny Blooms - # 18 - Parrot Tulips

This series of blog posts - called 'Tiny Blooms - are about small flower arrangements. Small - might be the size of the container or it could be the size of the flowers or the amount of stems in each container. It can also be that the arrangement is minimal both in presentation and that it's simple, quick and easy to do. Apart from that there are no other strict rules - I'm allowing myself a lot of creative freedom!

This is a bunch of stunningly beautiful and wild looking parrot tulips. This one is multicoloured - it's mostly red but it also has yellow, green and deep purple colouring on the petals. It has these pretty crazy frilled, twisted and curled edges to the petals. Even some of the foliage has splits that almost looks like the leaf is torn - but that is just part of the flower! 

I like this little metal vase that has the name of flowers along the top. It's perfect for a bunch of tulips - it holds the stems firmly in place and supports the long stems - it's also tall enough so you don't have to cut the stems too much.

To condition the flowers just take off any broken or torn leaves, trim the stems at an angle and put them in a clean vase with plenty of fresh water. Change the water every two days and re-cut the stems while you are changing the water. Remember that tulips continue to grow in the vase so if they start bending over - you have two choices. Embrace the look and enjoy the curved tulip stems or you can cut some more off the bottom - and let the vase support the stems and keep the flowers under control!

Whichever look you decide to go for - enjoy your tulips! 

Have a Lovely Floral Monday!

I'll be back later in the week with more floral delights from 
Of Spring and Summer.

[Styling and Photography: © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]

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1 comment:

Frances said...

It always seems so strange to see tulips for sale as winter nears...and yet how I love to greet their appearance!

Parrot tulips are my favorites with their raggedy shapes and intricate color ways.

Your arrangment lets their beauty speak in a clear voice. Just lovely.


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