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.
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