29 March 2017

Creative with Flowers - # 37 - Hot Pink Tulips

This week on 'Creative with Flowers' - I'm featuring a rather large bunch of tulips - all the same colour and just on their own - so no added foliage or mixed with other flowers.

This is a little "statement" that I add to the post - briefly explaining my thinking behind the posts:

"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!"

Tulips can be a bit tricky or some people would say "difficult".
They keep on growing quite a lot even after they are cut. What quite often happen is that you carefully make an arrangement - you put the flowers in the vase and two days later they are all over the place.

A lot of people don't mind at all - they actually enjoy seeing the flowers "dance" in the vase growing - reaching and turning towards the light. 

Other people enjoy having a more compact arrangement. 
So how do you do that? Well, this is one way you can do to prevent the tulips going all wild.

The trick is the size or the height of the vase or the container. The flowers need to be supported and the stems to be cut a little bit shorter than you would do with other cut flowers.
Measure the stems against the side of the vase and make the cut that little bit shorter than normal making sure that the stems are supported against the edge of the vase. 

You don't want the arrangement to look all stiff and standing straight up either. But you also don't want all the flowers leaning in all directions and a big gaping "hole" in the middle of the vase.

If you make it as a handtied bunch vary the length of the stems a little bit - just to give the arrangement a bit of variety and movement.

What we are looking for is an arrangement with evenly spaced flowers - not stiff - but also not all over the place.

Good luck!

Enjoy your flower arranging and have a fabulous and floral Wednesday!

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - as it's the last day of March - I will be back on Friday with another 'Flowers of the Month. 

I'm looking forward to seeing you here then - I'll be back with a new post - bright and early first thing in the morning.


~ xoxo ~

[Flowers: Large bunch of hot pink tulips. All flowers from my favourite local flower stall in North West London.]

[Vase/Container: Vintage pale green glass container.]

[Other props: Vintage French linen fabrics from stylist own prop collection.]

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1 comment:

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Le choix de ces tulipes est magnifique. J'aime la couleur de ces fleurs qui lui confère beaucoup d'élégance. Elles symbolisent la noblesse de coeur.
Et puis les tulipes sont des fleurs printanières que j'affectionne...

Merci pour cette très belle publication.

Gros bisous 🌸

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