With the arrival of Spring this week, I thought I would share one of my favorite combinations, Tulips, and Citrus, in a Floral Arrangement!
Hello, my name is Libbie, and I blog about Design, DIY, and Renovations over at A Life Unfolding. Here is a fact about me, I happen to adore fresh flowers (which might be an obsession), and my very favorite flowers of all are Tulips!
Once Tulips start showing up in my local grocery stores, I like to grab a bunch or two to brighten up my spaces. This week I found these pretty yellow and orange tulips and just knew how I wanted to arrange them!
How to Make A Tulip and Citrus Floral Arrangement.
This is a quick and easy way to elevate your Spring flowers!
What you need:
- Tulips or your favorite Spring flowers
- Citrus- I used Blood Oranges
- Greenery- I like to use Italian Ruskus, Eucalyptus or Bear Grass.
- Large Vase
- Small Vase
- Sharp Scissors
- Vodka- my go to floral preservative.
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Fresh cut Tulips Tips:
- Always choose the freshest Tulips possible. Check for green stems and leaves, and if they are turning yellow, pass on them.
- Use scissors to cut a 45-degree angle to allow plenty of water into the stems.
- Use fresh cold water and change it every couple of days.
- Remove all leaves below the water line.
- Keep Tulips in a cool space out of direct sunlight.
- If you have room place them in your fridge overnight.
- Your tulips may stretch overnight. Simply rearrange if this happens.
- Be careful what flowers you choose to mix with your Tulips. Daffodils, another Spring favorite, will release a substance that will cause your Tulips to die quickly.
- Any type of citrus will work for this arrangement; I chose blood oranges based on the color of the tulips. You could also use Lemons, limes, grapefruit, or regular oranges.
- Separating the citrus from the tulips will prolong the life of your tulips (the citrus will fade after a few days).
- Slice the citrus thin enough to fit between your vases.
You could add floral tape around the top of the vase or even scotch tape. I simply filled my tulips from the rim of the vase and filled in as I went. I added the greenery mid way.
Fresh Tulips and Citrus Arrangement
- 2 Bunches Tulips 10 count
- 1 Bunch Greenery
- 4-5 Each Citrus
- 1 Splash Vodka
- Fill smaller vase with cold water and place into larger vase.
- Slice citrus into thin slices and add to the space between vases using a knife to place where you would like them.
- Add water to cover the citrus. Cover completely.
- Cut Tulips one at a time and arrange them in smaller vase as you go.
- Add a splash of Vodka to preserve Tulips.
- Set in cool (out of direct sun) location and enjoy.
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