February 23, 2015

Florals: Orange Tulips

Let's pretend there isn't 6 inches of snow on the ground. Let's also pretend it's spring. I picked up these lovely orange tulips yesterday afternoon at Trader Joe's. They are a pleasant reminder that spring will eventually come to the Tundra currently known as Charlottesville, Virginia. 

Tulip's are one of my go-to florals because I can normally find them year-round at the market. They have a long lifespan and are usually under $10 (these were only $4). If you're in a much needed defrost like I am this week check out your market for a little dose of spring. 

1 bunch tulips 
1 tall vase 
kitchen sheers 

Start by determining how much you want the tulips to hang above the vase. I prefer mine to have a little height so I give 3-4 inches of leeway. You'll want to use a tall vase to support the stems. Next, trim the stems on an angle. This will allow for greater water flow and a longer lifespan. Arrange tulips in the vase so they are pretty tightly packed. The tulips will help support each other. Tulips need a decent amount of water so make sure to change it daily. 

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