At a certain point in my gardening career, I started to realize that much of your success is simply related to what types of flowers you have available and whether or not you have access to an expensive camera. After years and years of blogging, I’ve learned to grow a lot of flowers and I’ve finally upgraded my camera. The more experience I get, the less I’m impressed with the the false realities created on the internet. Here’s a bouquet that I made recently on a whim. Despite my complete novice flower arranging skill level, it still turned out beautiful. I hope you like it.
The ‘Angelique’ tulips burst open over the last couple days while I was away. Technically, these are past picking stage but I still wanted to use them. Tulips have an insane vase life, so a few days past their prime isn’t the absolute worst thing that could happen. Besides, this shade of pink is absolutely stunning.
I also added some white ranunculus and some branches from my mulberry tree. There isn’t much foliage right now, so the branches work really well. Also, I was finally able to get rid of the aphids on my ranunculus by removing the plastic from the low tunnel. Sure, they’re exposed to the weather now – but no bugs!