Joie De Vivre

Spring favourite stands tall with con­tem­po­rary new look

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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

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