This month we have arrayed tulip magnolias in a series of three vessels. The thick, woody stems of this flower can be difficult to arrange when styled on their own, so we have used pre-soaked oasis blocks to stabilise the stems. The tulip magnolia gives off a sweet scent and can be an attractive sculptural addition to your space. The blooms should last for 7-9 days provided their water is changed daily.
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