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!
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.
Create a frame with your leucadendrons. Keep most of them a similar length, with just a few shorter ones for 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.
Add your tulips in random places throughout your arrangement. Use different heights and a mix of closed and open blooms for extra dazzle.
Elegant and tough, we love our winter blooms!