Inspirational tulips plus two arrangements

white tulip arrangement

It’s Chelsea this week and it’s pouring with rain, so English! And thinking of flowers I see that the tulips are just finishing their annual contribution to the garden. They provide beautiful strong intense colours,

but also delicate shades for the spring garden.

And, then there is the drama of using tulips in a restricted palette for the odd flower arrangement or two.

pink flower arrangement tulips
But it has been white, at least in my garden this spring, that has been the most eye-catching accent colour against the fresh green.


An Easter Arrangement

tulips, honest, euphorbia
White tulips, white honesty, euphorbia amygdaloides robbiae and euphorbia characias wulfenii.
Hopefully from now on there will be a succession of blooms, blossom, foliage and flowers to provide the odd informal flower arrangement as and when needed. (Just a small word of warning – euphorbia bleeds a white sap when cut and can cause irritation to the skin. Best to wear gloves and sear the base of the stalks for about 10-15 seconds in boiling water.)

tulips, honesty, euphorbia
Particularly attractive in the low evening light.

And, there’s even a spare pelargonium bloom for a little arrangement for the kitchen.

lunaria annua alba, myosotis, pelargonium,
Brightening my view whilst at the kitchen sink.