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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.


  1. 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.

  2. Place the flowers in a deep container filled with room-temperature water and cut-flower preservative.

  3. Store it in a cool location overnight. (Once conditioned, the blooms will be stronger, stiffer, and better able to withstand the stresses of arranging.)

  4. 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.

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