If two is company, then be prepared to become BFFs with these double tulips! Sorting two times the petals these beautiful babes are some of our absolute faves (and soon to be yours)! And while we love them in our signature, hand-tied arrangements, we also love them all all on their very own. Meet Double Trouble, our ode to these twice-as-nice tulips! Follow along for our top tips below to get these babes from the box to the vase ASAP!
First step, unwrap all the elements in our box and then fill your vase 3/4 of the way full with cool tap water. While filling your vase, also dissolve the contents of the flower food packet into the water. Tulips like a big drink of water, so don't be shy here!
Next, get arranging! You're the designer here - so feel free to create as much (or as little) shape as you'd like! The only firm rule is to give the stems a quick trim (a 1/2" snip will do!) before you place them in the vase.
To create a staggered effect like we did, gently grasp a small bundle of 4-5 tulips in your hand. Pretending your hand is the vase, arrange the tulips to your desired height and fullness so that your bundle of tulips will be one section of the final arrangement. We like to stagger the stems so the heads fan out - rather than clump at the same height. Staggering the stems will give your arrangement more of a casual feel. As we like to say - it's sisters not twins when it comes to height!
When your mini bundle feels staggered and splayed enough, grab your scissors and cut the stems below your first. Place the stems into your vase. We like to start by placing our mini bundles on both sides and then filling in the middle. Remember, you're the designer here! Rearrange and give stems an extra trim as you see fit! Pro tip: The blooms will open up a lot in the coming days, give your design a little extra space now, so they aren't too crowded in the days to come!
Parting words? Frequent water changes and avoiding super-bright and hot spots in your home will ensure you enjoy these beauties for days on end! Wish your tulips were a little taller? Not to worry - tulips are one of the few flowers that will continue to grow once cut (up to 1"). Enjoy the added height or give them a daily trim to keep your desired shape.