12 May 2017

A Bunch for the Weekend- # 112 - A Few Late Tulips


It's Friday and it's time for 'A Bunch for the Weekend' and why not grab some of those late tulips while you can!


Here is a little "statement" that I add - to briefly explain my thinking behind these particular posts:

"It's always a pleasure and lots of fun to buy a bunch of flowers for the weekend and in this series of blog posts, called 'A Bunch for the Weekend', I will show you how you can make quick and easy flower arrangements for your home. 

Buy the flowers where it's convenient, easy and most affordable for you whether that is from a flower stall, farmers' market, the supermarket or a florist. 


Always try to buy seasonal flowers - they will last longer and they will be a lot cheaper.


Make sure you condition the flowers as soon as you get home. Remove any foliage that will end up below the waterline in the vase. Trim the ends of the stems at an angle and put in fresh water as soon as possible."



How can you not love tulips - while I was growing up in Sweden all you could get was the simple single tulip in a few different colours.

Nowadays tulips seem to come in all kind of shapes and sizes; and in every colour of the rainbow as well as multicoloured.  


These late double tulips are also called Peony Tulips because when they open up halfway and fully they resemble a peony flower. 


I adore tulips and I'm very fond of multicoloured ones. This tulip has very interesting outer layers of petals. 


I often prefer these large tulips before they open up fully. It's a stage when you can very clearly see the adorable multi colored layers. These last three images are the same tulips but are taken a few days earlier. 



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

Thank you for visiting 'Of Spring and Summer' - I will be here on Sunday morning - with another floral quote by someone passionate about flowers.

I'm looking forward to seeing you back here then.

Ingrid 

~ xoxo ~

[Flowers: A bunch of late Tulips from my favourite farmers' market flower stall - Forever Green Flower Company - who comes to my part of London twice a month.]

[Vase/Container: A large clear glass pickling jar - bought at one of the many antique markets in London. The second container is a florist's zinc bucket - if you ever see any don't hesitate to buy them! ]

[Other props: Three shimmering mini vases, linen fabrics and a small Swedish rag rug - all from stylist's own prop collection.]

[Styling, photography and text © Ingrid Henningsson/Of Spring and Summer.]

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2 comments:

Frances said...

Ingrid, those peony tulips are very, very beautiful. The slight pale green tinge inbetween the dark red colorations create something very unusual. A perfect bunch for the Weekend! xo

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