When last we met in the Flower of the Week portion of this blog, I presented you with “The sad, sorry-ass hydrangea”. Now that you know how to deal with THAT annoying little issue in life take a gander at this arrangement. It’ll knock you right on your bums it’s so spring-time pretty.
Put your seatbelts on … because we are now diving into a multi-flower arrangement. Don’t you feel like a grown up now? It seems like just yesterday you were learning how to re-pot an orchid. Don’t worry though, the arrangement is not what you’d call complicated. It only has 2 flowers: hydrangeas & tulips. If you’re lucky they’re in bloom where you are and you can just go steal ’em. Under the cover of darkness of course. Sheesh … I mean don’t be stupid about your thievery.
Just copy what I’ve done here in any shallow bowl. Cut the stems of the hydrangeas quite short and scatter them in the bowl, being careful not the let the petals sit in water. Randomly place tulips between the hydrangeas. This arrangement took 6 hydrangeas and 10 or 12 tulips.
WARNING!! Tulips continue to grow after you cut them so to keep the arrangement looking compact, you’ll have to trim the ends of the tulips every few days. No big whoop. Because there’s very little water in the bowl you have to remember to top it up every day.
For the Jennifer Lopez effect, use white tulips with white hydrangeas. (look up Jenny’s concert rider here) I worked at MuchMoreMusic and can confirm this rider is absolutely true. Chickee-poo loves white.
My super-fantastic clear glass bowl is from Structube by the way. Dunno if they sell it still. If Jennifer Lopez ever comes to visit I will be sure to paint it white.