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Christine de Beer - effortless floral craftsman

Where to cut Tulips to condition

Cut Tulips to condition

Because the growers pull the flowers from the bulbs when harvesting you will notice a white end on all the stems. This white area is very firm and prevent the stem from loosing moisture but also from taking up moisture. Cut the stem at an angle just above the white area. Place the stems in cold water to condition.

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Favourite Flowers

Tulipa

Tulip

Related Designs

21 March 2012 A Floral Fable: Mood Design

This is a detailed look at my first Floral Fable demonstration design

11 May 2011 It's Tulip Time!

Tulips continue to grow once the stem is severed from the bulb. More often than not you can use this growth to create an ever changing design. But sometimes you want that tulip...

30 April 2014 Scattered

Scatter some dried grass to make a floral armature

21 January 2015 Tiptoe through the Tulips

Braid Tulip stems to set in water

27 January 2016 Well, I'll be

Manipulate fresh willow stems to create a sprouting armature for long tulip stems

10 February 2016 Be My Twig-Heart

Glue an upright twig heart for a freestanding Valentine's display

22 February 2017 Perfect!

Tulips are so perfect just as they are all that is needed is to simply drape their graceful leaves around the flowers

26 February 2020 To top it all off

This is a great "space-keeper" design. The tulip will continue to grow into the vase height as they open... but until then the grass platform part of the design diverts your...

1 April 2020 Hang in there!

Keeping this tulip upright requires less magic and more hot glue skills... but it looks magical never the less.