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When you see Tulips, you know Spring is almost here!

Spring is almost here! Mother Nature may be playing some tricks on us but spring will come and along with it will be all those beautiful spring flowers.

The tulip is probably the first flower everyone thinks of when spring is upon us. In the shop the customers are always excited to see them. It means the warmer weather is on its way!

Mixed Tulips With Cube Vase

Mixed Tulips With Cube Vase

So you’ve purchased your bunch of tulips or, someone was nice enough to send you some, and you look at them and say “now what do I do with them”.

Here are a few tips to keep your tulips and any other bulb spring flower lasting as long as possible.

  1. Choose a clean vase that is tall enough to support at least 3/4 up the stem so the tulips are supported. Otherwise the tulips will flop over the side and no one likes floppy tulips!
  2. As the days go by your tulips will actually grow taller so you might need to give them a cut if they start to look uneven. Also your tulips are attracted to the light and will grow towards it.
  3. Tulips are like a lot of us at cocktail hour… Whatever you’re drinking- Make sure the glass is clean, cool in temperature and filled to the top 🙂

The warmer weather, sunshine on your face and blooming flowers are on their way! Pick yourself up a bunch of tulips in the celebration of spring!

As Robin Williams said “Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party”

Spring Is The Meme

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and being a florist, spring is, of course, one of my favourite times of year. Along with summer, fall, and winter, of course. Like most people, I generally claim the current, burgeoning season or the season that seems opposite of the one we’re in the middle of, to be my favourite. Taken as a whole, I suspect I like all seasons the same amount, just in different ways. In the heat of summer, winter’s chill seems like a far off blessing, but in the wet of spring, the more muted beauty of fall might seem more likeable. It’s all about perception.

But we’re coming into spring, so that’s the current topic of conversation. Easter flowers, seedlings, tulips, daffodils, April showers and the beauty and freshness of spring flowers is always a welcomed change! Online, of course, Spring is the Meme, with Facebook posts and tweets being all about how Easter is really from Ishtar and flowers don’t actually bloom now, but actually do so underground, or some other thing that is largely based on semantics or who’s historical perspective you’re asking for. Like most memes, it’s full of truth and expectation, but may not be completely accurate.

Basket Of Beauty Bouquet by Teleflora

Basket Of Beauty Bouquet by Teleflora

Take the whole “tulips come in April” thing. I hear a lot of that. It’s only true for very specific regions, though. While the green of the plants may poke through the soil in April, having actual tulips and other spring flowers blooming is unlikely unless you live in the Southern U.S.A. For most of us, tulips begin blooming in very late April and early May instead.

Still, Spring is the Meme and right now, it’s my happiest time of year. What with all the greenery sprouting, Easter Floral arrangements, people getting new lightness of being, and with less cabin fever being the norm. In a couple of weeks, of course, I’ll probably not like spring as much and be looking forward to summer with its predictable warmth and easier gardening.

Until next time,

Ken Bolt

The Many Uses of Tulips

Spring Tulips

Spring Tulips

With spring just around the corner, many people are looking forward to the blooming trees and blossoming flowers. They’re so many ways that you can brighten up the environment for the new spring season. Many people like to brighten up their homes by changing the curtains and opening up the Windows. Some people prefer to decorate their environment with lighter colors that are more associated with spring. There are just simply a host of things that can be done to allow springtime to permeate the environment. One of the best things about springtime is the blossoming of flowers. One of the most beautiful flowers that blossoms during the springtime is the tulip. Spring tulips are one of the most versatile flowers that are currently available. They can be used for any occasion and they have a simplicity that is perfect for home decorating. Understanding the various uses of spring tulips allows people to a corporate them into their home during springtime.

Why Are Spring Tulips so Popular?

There are a number of reasons why tulips are so popular. While there are a number of different types of spring flowers currently available, spring tulips do seem to be the most sought after. The reasons for this may vary. Spring tulips have a history that makes them very significant. Many people like tulips because of their appearance. They have a very beautiful head and a very hearty green stem. People that work in floral shops are known to make tulip flower arrangements because these flowers have such a beautiful presence that they can literally stand on their own. Although many people rant and rave about roses, spring tulips are some of the most beautiful flowers available in the springtime. In days of past spring tulips were considered to be a sign of wealth and luck. Thus, it is very feasible to see why tulip flower arrangements have become so incredibly popular.

Understanding the Versatility of Spring Tulips

The FTD Bright Lights Tulip Vased

The FTD Bright Lights Tulip Vased

In addition to being a beautiful flower, Tulips have a number of other qualities which make it highly sought after. The bulb or the flowering parts of spring tulips are very healthy. As a matter of fact, a number of people actually eat them as they are edible. There are some people that choose to recycle their tulip flower arrangements by simply using the bulb in salads. It is even believed that the bulb of the tulip can be used as a replacement for onions in cooking. Furthermore, the bulbs of spring tulips can be dried thoroughly and crushed into a powder which can be placed in cereals and different types of flour. With all the different uses of tulips, it is no wonder why so many people like this flower even more so than roses.

Using Spring Tulips in Flower Arrangements

Tulip flower arrangements can be exceptionally beautiful. There are many people that are looking for beautiful flowers for a variety of purposes, but they may not want to spend an arm and a leg on flowers to achieve a specific look. The reason why so many people are interested in using Tulip flower arrangements is because they are an affordable way to create beautiful, quality flower arrangements. Many individuals such as brides choose to utilize spring tulips in their wedding bouquets. These particular flowers look elegant whether they are in a bouquet or sitting in a vase. Actually, there are many designers that use tulips to balance the space within the room. Many designers use vases in order to create an environment where there is symmetry. These vases are usually filled with tulips in order to have n have the symmetry everything is on the right side also has been on the left side.

In all, these are just some ways in that spring tulips can be used for a variety of purposes.