Bloom 3.0 – Tulips and Viburnum


Like I said last week I just had to pick some more Viburnum opulus while it was still that zingy green.

Here are the ingredients I used. Tulips, which I admit I bought, but they were in the bargain bucket so I saved them really! Viburnum, euphorbia oblongata and cerinthie major. Don’t know if I mentioned it before but the cerinthie self sowed and lasted the winter. That doesn’t usually happen up here in Leeds but I am glad it did and am taking advantage of the early flowers.

As usual I seared the stem ends of all but the tulips in an inch or so of boiling water for about 30 seconds.


I toyed with the idea of a smaller vase and on reflection wish I had gone with smaller but hey ho.


I do need to step out of my arranging comfort zone a bit but this is still lovely even if not full to bursting.

And don’t forget that there are plenty more flowers to look at through Erin’s challenge over here.