The first Friday in March, where did February go? Did it pass as quickly for you?
Whilst reading NZ House and Garden online, I noticed a tip for arranging tulips so thought that I would give it a go.
This morning we went to the market and I selected a "straight" looking bunch of tulips and this afternoon we rummaged in the local countryside for moss.
This is the finished product, which I am proud of as normally my flowers get shorter and shorter when I try my hand at floral arrangements.
For anyone that also wants to try, the steps are detailed below the photo.....
Steps courtesy of the NZ Home and Garden Magazine.
You’ll need: a large decorative vessel, a smaller vase to fit inside with room to spare, about three bags of moss (depending on size of each vessel), about ten bunches of tulips.
Note I only used one bunch of tulips but think that it depends on the size of your vase abd the look that you are after.
Start by placing a layer of moss into the bottom of the larger vase, pressing it in and packing it flat.
Position the smaller vase on top of this moss base in the larger vase. Use more moss to fill the gap between the two, working it up the sides until you reach the top of the larger vase and the smaller one is obscured (it anchors the smaller one too). Half-fill the smaller vase with water.
Place tulips in the water, starting from the outside edge and working around (it is easier to grab a handful than single blooms and the effect is more natural). Work the tulips into the centre, ensuring the middle bunches are slightly higher to create a soft, rounded shape.
Top up with water every day as tulips are thirsty. You may notice that the arrangement moves into different shapes over time – this is because tulips continue to “grow” after being cut.
.......Bonne fin de semaine a tous....