with Celosia, Snapdragons and Tulips
This bright and beautiful tropical fiesta makes me think of a tequila sunrise, or a peach iced tea… perhaps a sorbet somewhere on the Amalfi Coast! The days are getting shorter and the air a tad cooler but we can cling to lazy summer days for just a little while longer with hot-hued, juicy treats like these!
This weeks’ blooms are a bit on the rambunctious side, but we love that about them! Umbrella fern and tulips burst and bend out the sides while snapdragons and celosias are their kinda wacky, slightly more sober-looking friends.
Basically, fern and tulip and have had a few too many cocktails at the beachside bar and celosia and snappy – all dressed up for a night on the town, are keeping an eye on their silly friends.
Not gonna lie, I’d party with them!
Only 2 more days to go until it’s the weekend again!
Cheers Easter bunny for the short week!
Celosia – Coral? Brains? Velvet ruffles? Whatever celosia reminds you of, this flower knocks your socks off with twists and turns of delicate coral-like ridges. This week’s celosia is a mix of corally pink and orange, but it also comes in bright colours ranging from greens, purples and yellows to the deepest red.
Tulips – This week’s pink double tulips are classic winter blooms flower with a fascinating history! This bendy bloom was intensely rare and revered (ornate vases were designed to show off one single bloom), with a single bulb literally worth its weight in gold at the height of Tulipmania in the 1630’s. Tulips continue to grow in the vase, and have a beautiful tendency to arch towards your table. Use this to your advantage and let your stems lean out of your vase at staggered heights.
Snapdragons – Another bendy bloom! Snapdragons are geotropic which means they bend away from gravity. This is why you sometimes see them with curved stems and tips. Try leaning them out at an angle and watch these tall spiked blooms create interesting shapes! They are also very heavy drinkers so change their water frequently to keep them juicy fresh for longer.
Umbrella Fern – More often than not, greenery is the star of an arrangement – which is the case with this week’s firework shaped umbrella fern. These stems are carefully and sustainably harvested in tropical Queensland forests, and are vibrant and stylish popped straight into a vase on their own.
Here’s what you’ll need.
2-3 stems of celosia
2-4 umbrella fern
clean glass vase
sharp scissors or flower shears