Easter flowers: lilacs and tulips
Nothing says spring like fresh lilacs and tulips. Here is an easy arrangement of purple lilacs and yellow tulips for your Easter table. I use my go-to stemless wine glasses for vases. Stemless wine glasses are perfect for creating low dining table arrangements that do not get in the way of conversation.
I use inexpensive wine glasses and keep them just for flower arranging. The reason is the water in the floral arrangements will etch the glass. You don't notice the etching in a floral arrangement, but you definitely will notice it in your wine glass.
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Lilacs are one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring. Like wisteria, lilacs only bloom for a couple weeks, and when they bloom is highly dependent on the weather. So the bottom line is we have lilacs when we have lilacs; there is no scheduling their bloom. If you miss lilac season, you can substitute 3-4 small hydrangeas in each vase for the lilacs.
Tulips have a bit longer season than lilacs and are commercially available winter through spring.
What you will need
- 4 stemless wine glasses
- Clear floral marbles
- 20 yellow tulips
- 20 lilac blossoms (note some stems will yield more than one blossom)
- Fill your wine glasses halfway with floral marbles and fill 3/4 full with water.
- Trim your lilac stems, so each stem is about 8-9" long. Remove the most of the leaves from the stem, so that there will be no leaves submerged under the water line.
- Put 4-5 lilac stems in each vase, arranged loosely around the edge of the glass.
- Trim the tulips so they are various lengths, between 10-13" long.
- Arrange the 5 tulips in the middle of each vase so they peek up above the lilacs.