Friday, April 21, 2017

TULIPS with DAFFODILS--Having success in spring arrangements

Single late tulip "Perestroyka" with "White Lion" daffodil

Using tulips and daffodils together in spring arrangements is not without its problems if not treated correctly.  Pre-condition your daffodils for success. Here's what you need to know:

  • Fill a container with cool water and a floral preservative
  • Place the daffodil stem in the water solution
  • Leave them in the container for at least 6 hours. (I leave them overnight)
  • Arrange the daffodils with the tulips as usual. DO NOT RE-CUT THE DAFFODIL STEMS
If you follow these steps, your arrangement will last as long as it usually would. Without the preparation, the daffodils will release a sap that, if absorbed by the tulips, will clog their stems, and shut off their ability to stay hydrated, causing them to droop and wilt. Other flowers will be affected as well. 

The buds of "Winston Churchill," a triple-bloomed daffodil, with tall, single late tulip, "Perestroyka,"  which will reach 30+ inches tall.

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

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