Pink French Tulip Arrangement
Source: Martha Stewart Living Television
In this enchanting arrangement, the flowers are accompanied by quince branches and encased in an elegant pale-blue vase. Keep in mind that you should never combine tulips with any member of the Narcissus genus, including paper-whites, daffodils, and jonquils, which emit a substance into water that will shorten the lives of the tulips.
To condition the flowers, cut the stems at a 45-degree angle, using bypass pruners or a sharp knife, and remove any foliage that will fall below the waterline.
Place the flowers in a deep container filled with room-temperature water and cut-flower preservative.
Store it in a cool location overnight. (Once conditioned, the blooms will be stronger, stiffer, and better able to withstand the stresses of arranging.)
Fill one-third of a clean vase with water, add cut-flower food, and arrange as desired. Tulips are very thirsty flowers that prefer a cool environment, so be sure to add fresh water daily and keep them away from heat.