A different way of flower arranging, playing with pink tulips

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 ……


Creative flower arranging: nested pink tulips in a clear glass vase. Find out how at http://www.songbirdblog.com


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.


Creative flower arranging: nested pink tulips in a clear glass vase. Find out how at http://www.songbirdblog.com


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…..


Creative flower arranging: nested pink tulips in a clear glass vase. Find out how at http://www.songbirdblog.com

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!



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  1. Gwen says

    Wow! I did not know tulips are hearty. I think of them as fragile. They do not grow super well in my area so I’d have to buy them. I love how your jar looks too. It’s what makes this bouquet so unique. If I can be daring and play around, ill try. But oh I love them just as they are growing floppy over the edge!! I may have to get a ride to Trader Joes for a bouquet!! I’ve got the bug for some now.
    Ps. All of a sudden while viewing the many ways to decorate eggs, a flagged page with a warning came up. It said try again and I did and same thing. It said something about a warning and your end was preventing us from your page due to a danger. Did anyone else get this?? I have a Mac so viruses aren’t a problem…

  2. says

    Your tulips are so beautiful resting lazily in their vase. I love the look. I bought tulips for the first time last week. I did not know that they keep growing but now understand why they were hanging all over the vase. So this morning I trimmed them back and they look fabulous again. I saw a vase similar to yours in Ikea a while ago so I may need to go back for another visit so that my tulips have a nice place to rest too.