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Mother's Day Flower Arrangement

Source: Martha Stewart


For a unique Mother's Day flower arrangement, consider ordering our Mother's Day Tulips in a Jelly Bean Vase. The arrangement includes two nesting glass vases, forty tulips in yellow, white, pink, and orange, and a blend of jelly beans (you can also re-create the same effect at home with the right materials).

Upon receiving the tulips, cut the stems on an angle and place them in cool water in a cool dark place. Add one teaspoon of sugar for food (don't use floral food, as the blooms won't last as long). Center the smaller vase inside the larger one. Roll a piece of paper into a funnel, and carefully pour the jelly beans into the space between the two vases. Fill the smaller vase halfway with a solution of one gallon water, one teaspoon sugar, and a few drops of bleach; be careful not to get the jelly beans wet.

Remove all the foliage from the tulips, and keeping the blooms even, gather the stems into your hand and fasten them with a rubber band. Cut the stems to a length of five to six inches long, and carefully insert them into the smaller vase. Check the water level daily, adding more as needed.

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