Monday, 5 August 2013

Tulips


These beautiful tulips from MR are on my tallboy in the bedroom at the moment. Catching the afternoon Winter sun. Looking amazing. I could lie here all afternoon smiling at them. They make me happy. Just what I need after a few annoying days stuck in hospital. 

I am not really much of a flower type girl. Many of them are too pongy and give me a headache. But Spring bulbs I could have in my house any day. Tulips, Snowdrops, Bluebells and Ranunculus particularly. I love how you can gently pull down the tulip leaves a little bit and they go all curly. It's like hair styling for flowers. 

I often think as I am looking at photos of flowers (or trying to arrange a bunch myself) how do you get them looking so beautiful? I never seem to get it looking quite as nice. The only thing I have learnt about arranging flowers, or anything really, is that odd numbers grouped together look better. It is something I did a little bit instinctively without really realising and then when I read it, it was a bit of an epiphany moment. 

Are you are flower arranging queen or have you done a flower arranging course? I've love some more tips. 

And what flowers would you have in your home year round if there were no climatic restrictions? 

  

3 comments:

2paw said...

Days in hospital?? I'm sorry to hear that. Beautiful flowers, and I am glad they make you feel so happy. I am not a big flower person. I like Daphne because is smells so beautiful. Yes, in odd numbers, it's ikebana rules, OK?

Sally said...

I'm no good at flower arranging at all. My tulips are languishing ... still they're beautiful :)

Wendy Sice said...

Ah, tulips! Just gorgeous! xx