Favorite Tulip Arrangements
This collection inspires with cheerful bunches of single-color tulips, glorious combinations of tulips and other spring blossoms and fantastic centerpieces
Enjoy a garden full of favorite tulip arrangements from Flower magazine.
Rustic clay pots filled with tulips, lavender, roses, hellebores, and bay leaves at home on the wooden “trattoria” tables at this Seaside, Florida wedding. Photo by Sheila Goode. Floral design by Nouveau Flowers
Palm Beach floral designer Tom Mathieu’s arrangements are as chic as the resort town itself. This blaze of orange combines Dutch parrot tulips and ‘Ad Rem’ tulips. See more of Tom Mathieu's casual Florida looks.
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An arrangement composed of several variations of tulips clipped from Carolyne Roehm’s garden makes an elegant addition to a purple-themed table. See more from A Garden Home with Carolyne Roehm
In New Orleans, hostess Jane Scott Hodges sets the stage for an afternoon with friends at her home in the Garden District. Each place setting includes flowers in sun-drenched hues. This plate gets a glass of simple, showy tulips. Don't miss Hodges' table linen tips
Willow Crossley favors big bunches of tulips in vintage jugs and old ceramic cachepots, not a few singular stems dotted around. Explore more of Willow Crossley's
Palm Beach floral designer Tom Mathieu’s arrangements are as chic as the resort town itself. Here, he combines whites and greens including ‘Green Eyed Beauty’ garden roses, tulips, hyacinths, hellebores, variegated ivy, and moss. See more of Tom Mathieu's
casual Florida looks.
In Lewis Miller’s book, Styling Nature (Rizzoli New York, 2016), the floral designer breaks down his method of arranging. These parrot tulips remind us "that the silhouette of an arrangement will change over time. An arrangement is a living thing; by day three the flowers will have taken on a new shape." Photo by Don Freeman
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Chicago floral designer Virginia Wolff demonstrates a tulip centerpiece with an eye on spring. Get the step-by-step instructions here: Natural Tulip Centerpiece
Patrick Dunne has to look no further than his shop, Lucullus, for interesting floral containers, including this 19th-century pitcher that holds French tulips. See more from New Orleans antiquarian, decorator, and all-around bon vivant, Patrick Dunne
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Kate Holt says, “Layers, lines, shapes—all of it to me is like a soft, sculptural, breathing puzzle.” Flower List: parrot tulips, fringed tulips, ranunculus, Japanese sweet peas, California lilacs, honeysuckle vine, and Pieris japonica. See more of Kate Holt's arrangements in Cutting Loose.
Designer Alex Papachristidis snapped this vase of red tulips and shared on Instagram. "Tulips from Zezé--a sign that spring is coming." Interior designer Alex Papachristidis
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Waiting for a bride. White tulips tied with a crisp-green ribbon by Meredith Waga Perez of Belle Fleur
In romantic shades of soft pink and coral, tulips and tree peonies spill over the brim of a classic urn in this playful arrangement, which is also comprised of calla lilies, Mokara orchids, spirea, Heuchera, and blue muscari. Nicolette Owen of Nicolette Camille Floral Design
combines bright blooms and loosely flowing greenery for springtime arrangements full of romance.More Nicolette Owen Arrangements
Seashells, glass, ceramics, and coral are complemented by a shock of orange tulips, roses, pincushion protea, and heliconias in Bill Hudgins' Atlanta shop, Lush Life
Fiery parrot tulips displayed in Chinese temple jars.
Parrot tulips, Lenten roses, and succulents combine in a romantic, unexpected color palette from Lisa Vorce.
For a wedding where he used only yellow flowers, Steve Bales suspended tulips above a 16-foot-long dining table covered in a mirror, which reflected the blooms hanging overhead.
For one of her house guests, Carolyne Roehm presented a spread of fruit and shortbread cookies next to an arrangement of red and yellow 'Flair' tulips. Explore the gardens at Weatherstone, Roehm's Connecticut home in A Garden Home with Carolyne Roehm
“I love tulips better than any other spring flower; they are the embodiment of alert cheerfulness and tidy grace, and next to a hyacinth look like a wholesome, freshly tubbed young girl beside a stout lady whose every movement weighs down the air with patchouli. Their faint, delicate scent is refinement itself; and is there anything in the world more charming than the sprightly way they hold up their little faces to the sun. I have heard them called bold and flaunting, but to me they seem modest grace itself, only always on the alert to enjoy life as much as they can and not be afraid of looking the sun or anything else above them in the face.” ― Elizabeth von Arnim, Elizabeth and Her German Garden (1898)