8 February 2017

Creative with Flowers - # 33 - Romantic Tulips



In this weeks 'Creative with Flowers I'm featuring some pretty pink and white tulips mixed with Genista or broom as it's also called. 

Yes, I know it's tulips once again. They are so hard to resist!


This series of blog posts - called 'Creative with Flowers' - are about using flowers in new and creative ways. It could be about how the flowers are combined - maybe in a little bit of an unusual way. It might be the choice of vase - maybe not a vase at all but a container that could be anything from jugs, bottles, jars, tins or teapots - vintage or new it doesn't matter. 

As always my arrangements will be quick and easy - and there will always be lots and lots of colour!


This romantic combination of tulips and broom presented itself at the flower stall and I was very keen to try it out. 


Genista or broom is a sweet scented shrub with long slender leafless branches covered with tiny pea-shaped flowers. 

The Genista adds a delicate outline to the chunkier shape of the tulips.


It works very well to mix tulips with cut branches from a wide variety of shrubs. 

Here are a few suggestions: pussy willow, mimosa, cherry blossoms, Kerria japonica, birch tree branches, Ilex berries or use as I've done here some lovely broom. 


The props are like usual a mix of vintage and new - vintage apothecary jar, old worn silver plated little oval tray. 

The linen runner is new and so is the pair of scissors.


These tulips has an unusual colouring on the petals - feathered pink edges and a soft yellow on the outside of the petals but more of a cream colour inside.

Again it's a quick and easy arrangement that is also soft and romantic!!



Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous floral Wednesday!

Thanks you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer'. I will be back on Friday with 'A Bunch for the Weekend'. I'll see you then.

Ingrid 

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1 comment:

Frances said...

Ingrid, these peppermint tulips are so cheering! We are due to receive up to 10 inches of snow tomorrow, so today might be a perfect time to invest in some tulips to keep alive our wishes for springtime. xo