This week in honor of Easter, Woodbine Flowers bouquets are a little bigger and dressed up with a bit of tissue paper. Each Easter bouquet has 10+ tulips, plus daffodils, a few anemones or ‘snowflakes,’ eriostemon and – drumroll – several stems of ranunculus, the round very petal-packed flowers that kind of resemble roses. I’m guessing more than a few people have gotten into flower farming just for the ranunculus, it’s that special. I’m so pleased mine are blooming in time for Easter.
My favorite parrot tulip this year is ‘Silver Parrot,’ deceptively named for its beautiful white-edged leaves. The buds start out demure pink-tinted white;
— then they blast open to hot pink fire-breathing dragons.
I grow mostly parrot and double tulips as they are more exciting than the single easter-egg tulips – but this year I planted a few single tulips including ‘Rejoice,’ a lovely pale shell-pink single, perfect in name for an Easter celebration of resurrection.
Your bouquet tulips may also include Apricot or orange King parrots; Freeman (an apricot rose-streaked double that is like a glass of fresh-squeezed orange juice); and feathery ivory ‘Piste,’ more like a peony than a tulip.
Looking for Easter vase arrangements? Want them delivered in Lewis County? I have some very sweet birch baskets filled with spring flowers, as well as larger pressed-glass or ceramic vase arrangements in the online shop; be sure to order no later than Friday for Saturday delivery, as Sunday we will be closed to celebrate – Easter.
Categories: Floral Arrangements