Joie De Vivre
Spring favourite stands tall with contemporary new look
I LOVE FRESH-CUT TULIPS and the rangy, spread-out look they acquire in a vase. Some describe this as the “tulip dance” as they spread and bend, reaching for the light.
Did you know stems and flowers of tulips continue to grow even after they’ve been cut?
For a more tailored and decidedly modern look, try this technique I picked up many years ago in Holland (where they know a thing or two about tulips).
Place bunches of tulips below the top edge of the vase and they will grow straight up giving a strikingly contemporary look to this old-fashioned favourite. or closed. Re-cut the stems on an angle to help them soak up the maximum amount of water. tulips take up water quickly, and refresh or replace water daily. out of direct sunlight. This will keep them fresher longer. >>
Photography Jennifer Pellegrino