Modern Flower Arrangement with Tulips
How to arrange tulips inside a tall vase. Have you seen those beautiful tall vases filled to the top with pretty tulips. Spring flowers, tulips, daffodils, lilies and cherry blossom make my heart smile with thoughts of Spring. When Spring finally arrives in Canada I am so excited to see tulips, I typically drive our local florists crazy phoning to see if they are in yet.
There are all kinds of pretty ways to arrange tulips, so I hope you enjoy trying a new Spring tulip arrangement. This tulip arrangement is a bit more dramatic than simply placing tulips in a vase and its really easy to do.
Arranging tulips in a tall vase only has a few simple steps. Let me show you how.
How to Arrange Tulips Supplies
To make this DIY tulip arrangement you will need:
Package of tulips
Rocks or other vase filler
Measuring tape or ruler.
Scissors, sharp knife
Place a couple inches of rock in the bottom of the vase.
Then measure from the top of the rocks to the rim of the vase. My vase is 14 inches tall, but after adding the rocks the distance to the rim is 11.5 inches.
Once the measurement is marked down, add two or three inches of water to the vase along with flower preserver if you have any.
How to Arrange Tulips Instructions
Arrange your flower along side the ruler. Start with three tall tulips to the back right. Then two medium length tulips to the left and then two short tulips to the front right.
Once you have your flowers arranged. Gather the tulip stems together, wrap with an elastic and trim the bottom off evenly, using a sharp knife or sheers.. Some tulips stems will be 11 inches long while others may be only four inches that’s fine. Just make sure you cut the bottom evenly across and that all the tulips are shorter than the vase. Remove the elastic.
You need the tulips to be distinctly visible inside the tall vase, to do this remove about 1/3 of the leaves. Visually check to see if the tulip blossoms stand out, if not remove some more leaves.
ArrangingTulips in the Vase
Start with the tallest tulips, place them on the right-hand side at the back of the vase.
Then do the shortest stemmed flowers placing them right side at the front.
Now finish the centerpiece by placing the medium flowers on the left-hand side. You may disturb some of the petals of the other flowers putting them in. If this happens, use a chopstick or a fork and rearrange the pedals back into place.
It really is quite simple to do.
Yes there are ways to prevent our tulips from drooping and other ways to try and refresh them. I think the main reason grocery store tulips droop is we don’t know exactly how old they are, or how they were kept and transported. Arranging the Spring tulips in a tall vase is a great way to give drooping tulips extra support. Just don’t try it with old drooping tulips those blossoms are very delicate to handle while placing inside the vase.
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I will certainly be purchasing several more bouquets of fresh flowers before Spring, It really brightens the mood in the house.
Enjoy your week!