We all know some things just go together. Like wine and cheese, cookies and cream, vegemite and avo (for some).

But occasionally the most unexpected pairings make match magic. Cats and horses, salt and caramel, gold and concrete.

But what’s the recipe for a match made in heaven?

For one, it’s adding an unexpected edge to a well loved classic. Edges to balance out the curves, a tough side to balance the sweet and soft.

That’s exactly what you’ll find in this week’s box. An unexpected but magical pairing of classic winter tulips with their graceful, elegant stems, matched with woody tough leucadendrons – straight and sculptural and glowing ember-hued. And just a hint of pieris to add a little texture.

To really make this pairing dance, you’ll need to vary the height of your leucadendrons and let your tulips do what they do best: lean out the side of your vase and create beautiful arcs with their stems.

Watch this week’s tutorial video for a super cool style tip for your tulips!

Styling Instructions – Tulips and Leucadendrons


Here’s what you’ll need.

  • One bunch of tulips

  • One bunch of medium leucadendrons

  • 2-3 stems of pieris or seeded gum

  • Flower shears or secateurs

  • A sturdy vase and fresh water

1. Start with Leucadendrons

Trim away any leaves that will sit below the water line.

2. Frame

Create a frame with your leucadendrons. Keep most of them a similar length, with just a few shorter ones for texture.

3. Texture

Tuck in your sprigs of pieris for a touch of texture and a woodsy feel.

4. Petal pop

Impatient like us? You can gently pop back your tulip petals for instant open blooms! Or just leave them and they’ll open naturally over the coming days.

5. Tulips

Add your tulips in random places throughout your arrangement. Use different heights and a mix of closed and open blooms for extra dazzle.

6. Stunning!

Elegant and tough, we love our winter blooms!

P.S. You seem like the kind of gal that knows how to really embrace every day and make every moment beautiful, so we wanted to let you know that you can get flowers just like these delivered to your door every week! We (Phil and Mel) find the freshest, most amazing in-season flowers and send them right to you, so you can make your space and life simply beautiful. Click on your location below to find out more.


About the Author:

Philomena is the founder of Bloombox Co, occasional hatmaker and pickle aficionado. She lives in Melbourne where she works to get locally grown flowers into homes and businesses.