With David Austin roses, and tulips
What you need:
- 1 bunch of purple tulips (cut 10 inches)
- 9 yellow David Austin roses (cut 10 inches)
- 1 large red cabbage
- an 8 oz. tapered glass
- 3 pieces 18 gauge floral wire cut into thirds
- wire cutters
- a serrated knife
- a glass jar with the mouth slightly larger than the glass that will go inside the cabbage
- a bowl
- garden shears
Rated: Medium Difficulty
This is the second post in a Series called "Getting Ready for Spring". Cabbage vases are all the rage. They are colorful, unique and a great way to showcase your flowers. As we are getting ready for spring, tulips are now in bloom. These tulips were large and particularly colorful with yellow stamens. They opened up beautifully. One word of caution however, once you place the tulip stems, don't try to rearrange them, as they break easily. The yellow David Austin roses came from the farmers' market and were stunning. For instructions on wiring the roses see: http://www.floristinyou.com/prep The yellow in the roses is a great contrast to the purple of the tulips and cabbage. They are complimentary colors, meaning they are opposite each other on a color wheel.
Once you have your flowers and supplies, let's get going. Spring is coming you know.