Happy Monday y’all.
Here are some flowers for you to brighten up the start of a new week.
How was your weekend? I hope it was romantic, and kind and fun and just what you needed.
Mine was. For the first time in our relationship, we had a Valentines date. It was a bit unplanned, the bit about it being a Valentines date. We had arranged to go out for dinner and it happened to be on Friday, on Valentines day. So we made the best of it and toasted to St Valentine every time we took a sip…..
Anyway, the rest of the weekend was filled with lots of baking, and cleaning, and shopping, and lounging and reading and Olympics watching.
And a bit of flower arranging fun ……
My love bought me another bunch of tulips. I love tulips and they are bountiful at the stores right now. I don’t think I have been without tulips in my house since the start of this year. Gotta love that.
They are such easy, hardy flowers. With a wonderful mind of their own.
Did you know that tulips are the only flowers that keep growing even after you have cut them? It’s the reason they don’t work so well in mixed bouquets, they’d be towering above the rest in no time.
So best let tulips do their own thing and be a star all by itself.
I decided to play with the playfulness of tulips a bit and arrange them a bit differently. Turned out quite nice, didn’t it. They have been like this for a couple of days now, seems they are quite happy this way.
Although there are the two that are trying to make their escape…..
If you want to arrange your tulips like this too. This is what you do:
After bringing your bouquet home leave them out of water for at least a night. Just lay them down in a cool place and let them be. The stems will go soft and bendable. Use a wide mouthed glass vase and add a layer of water. Cut the tips of the stems of the tulips and remove most of the leaves. Carefully bend the tulip in the vase making sure the stem is soaking up water. Arrange to your liking and enjoy your tulips.
And that concludes my flower arranging lesson of the day.
Have a great week, my friends!