Yes, You Can Store Tulip Bulbs Till Fall—But Should You?

There are so many beautiful flowers, but we humans certainly have a special relationship with tulips. And when we love something, we want to hold on to it for as long as possible. After the tulips have finished blooming, we want to see them bloom again…

There are so many beautiful flowers, but we humans certainly have a special relationship with tulips. And when we love something, we want to hold on to it for as long as possible. After the tulips have finished blooming, we want to see them bloom again the year after… and the year after that.

In locations with cold winters, tulip bulbs can stay in the ground after the bloom. The foliage withers and slowly disintegrates and you wouldn’t know there are tulips in the soil until they poke their tips out again the next spring. In locations with sweltering hot summers and mild winters, however, tulips cannot survive. For that reason, some people dig up the tulip bulbs after the bloom and store them in the refrigerator to mimic the cold period that tulips require.

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How to Turn $10 Trader Joe’s Flowers Into a Fancy-Schmancy Bouquet

Last weekend, I wandered into a flower shop to buy blooms for a friend’s birthday. Everything was beautiful and lush and wild, and I was happily putting together a lovely bouquet—until I realized that peonies cost $14. Per stem.

I love the simple, eve…

Last weekend, I wandered into a flower shop to buy blooms for a friend’s birthday. Everything was beautiful and lush and wild, and I was happily putting together a lovely bouquet—until I realized that peonies cost $14. Per stem.

I love the simple, everyday pleasure of flowers. I treat my apartment, each week, to a bunch of feverfew or ranunculus, or whatever’s in season, and I think a bouquet makes an old-fashioned, charming gift. But I’m quite honestly tired of shelling out over $50 for the delivery of a standard-issue bouquet that I don’t even really love. (I don’t know about you, but it takes ages to sift through some pretty garishly assembled options just to even get to the handful that don’t make my eyes bleed—those rainbow bouquets destroy me.)

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The Only Floral Arranging Tools You’ll Need, According to a Pro

When Ingrid Carozzi, founder of Redhook, Brooklyn-based floral design company Tin Can Studios, is working with clients like Vogue, the Queen of Sweden, and designer Carolina Herrera, it’s usually for extravagant events with impressive large-scale insta…

When Ingrid Carozzi, founder of Redhook, Brooklyn-based floral design company Tin Can Studios, is working with clients like Vogue, the Queen of Sweden, and designer Carolina Herrera, it’s usually for extravagant events with impressive large-scale installations. Think hundreds of blossoms cascading from the ceiling over a candlelit dining table, undulating vines that snake up structural columns in an event space, and huge budgets. But even she is no stranger to grocery store florals or a handful of foraged greenery.

In her latest book "Flowers By Design: Creating Arrangements For Your Space" out this November, Carozzi distills everything she's learned from eight years in the industry with super easy-to-follow directions, practical tips, and tons of inspiration to bring flowers into our homes in fresh ways. “I want to encourage people to find inspiration outside of the digital sphere—look at fashion, look at cooking, look at interior design, and find your inspiration there,” says Carozzi. 

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How to Pick The Right Flowers for the Vase You Have

We usually buy flowers based on what looks best—the mere premise of bringing freshly-cut blooms indoors is about joy, after all. But the problem is that once we prep and plop them into vases, they don’t always look…right. Tulips look floppier in shor…

We usually buy flowers based on what looks best—the mere premise of bringing freshly-cut blooms indoors is about joy, after all. But the problem is that once we prep and plop them into vases, they don’t always look...right. Tulips look floppier in short vases and tall stems look a little sparse in wide vessels—sound familiar?

Instead of shopping for flowers based solely on looks, let us suggest an alternative: shop with your vases in mind. Choosing stems according to the vase ensures that your arrangement feels well-proportioned and thoughtfully composed. It’s a simple way to give your DIY-bouquet pro-level vibes.

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16 Fresh, Floral, and Fruity Summer Wreaths to Make or Buy

Now that spring is here, our eyes are on summer. With just a taste of warm weather, we’re already dreaming of the shining sun, glistening pools, abundant produce—and stunning, colorful flowers. And while a bouquet in a vase is a classic way to showcase…

Now that spring is here, our eyes are on summer. With just a taste of warm weather, we’re already dreaming of the shining sun, glistening pools, abundant produce—and stunning, colorful flowers. And while a bouquet in a vase is a classic way to showcase such vibrant florals, we like to get a little more creative here.

The wreath, which may be filed away in your mind as a holiday season-only decoration, is a beautiful, dynamic way to celebrate nature’s bounty any time of year. With sunflowers, hydrangeas, and lavender blooming during the hotter months, we encourage you to either buy a summer wreath or craft one yourself to spread summery joy around your home.

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9 Ways to Make Grocery Store Bouquets Look Like a Million Bucks

If you’re lucky, you might end up with a life luxurious enough to have weekly seasonal floral arrangements, brought into your home by a dedicated florist who snips blooms at their peak… But if you’re in the other 99 percent (like us), it’s more likely …

If you’re lucky, you might end up with a life luxurious enough to have weekly seasonal floral arrangements, brought into your home by a dedicated florist who snips blooms at their peak… But if you’re in the other 99 percent (like us), it’s more likely that you pick up flowers from the grocery store every once in a while to treat yourself. Because, if we’re being honest, floral arrangements are really expensive.

While you’d probably rather pore through the online options for expertly-arranged flowers, sometimes it’s not within the time frame or the budget. Your dreams of a home freshly-scented from fluffy peonies notwithstanding, grocery-store bouquets are a great quick fix for a dinner-party host, a friend who’s had a bad day, or a surprise mother-in-law visit. What’s even better? There are plenty of ways to spruce ‘em up.

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10 Flowers to Look Forward to Planting This Spring

Ah, springtime! The time to toss off that blanket you’ve been curled up in all winter, open the windows to let in fresh air, and best of all, start planning out your gardens (or window boxes or planters). Personally, my favorite part of spring is watch…

Ah, springtime! The time to toss off that blanket you’ve been curled up in all winter, open the windows to let in fresh air, and best of all, start planning out your gardens (or window boxes or planters). Personally, my favorite part of spring is watching all my plants come back to life, and if you’re ready to see your gardens bursting with new greenery, now’s the time to start thinking about what you want to plant for the growing season.

Some flowers, such as daffodils and tulips, need to be sown in the fall if they’re going to bloom in the spring, but even if you missed the boat on those, there are plenty of other beautiful blooms that can be planted in March, April, or May. If you’re planning for warmer months ahead, here are some of our favorites.

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Calling All Plant Lovers: This New Netflix Show Is for You

If you love The Great British Bake Off but prefer ranunculus and petunias to tortes and custard buns, then you’re going to love The Big Flower Fight. It’s a brand new eight-part Netflix series that’s one big botanical feast for the eyes—and honestly, t…

If you love The Great British Bake Off but prefer ranunculus and petunias to tortes and custard buns, then you’re going to love The Big Flower Fight. It’s a brand new eight-part Netflix series that’s one big botanical feast for the eyes—and honestly, the timing couldn’t be better.

If you’re imaging a group of contestants traipsing through a field of daffodils with their stem cutters and baskets, well, this isn’t that. Starrings 10 teams of florists, sculptors, and garden designers, the contest takes place in a giant metallic dome (outside, the idyllic English countryside tempts) containing a metal workshop, tools I can't even name, and yes, flowers. Each week, they square off to create huge floral masterpieces.

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How to Make Cut Flowers Last (Almost) Forever

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make th…

Now more than ever, home is where many of us are seeking refuge and solace in light of the novel coronavirus. This is a tough time, but we’re here for you—whether it’s a new pantry recipe or a useful tip for your kitchen, here are some ideas to make things run a little more smoothly for you and your loved ones.


There’s no denying the instant boost a handful of cut flowers gives any room. Be it a generous arrangement you’re lucky enough to receive, or a bunch you grabbed from Trader Joe’s, flowers—or just leafy stems, for that matter—it can make even a windowless room feel warm and inviting.

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The Floral Trend That’s Changing Everything We Knew About Flowers

Home is the place we feel the most like ourselves—where we kick off our shoes, share our meals, and make memories. We’re taking our love for all things home and bringing it to Instagram. Follow along at Home52 and make yourselves—well, you know.

I l…

Home is the place we feel the most like ourselves—where we kick off our shoes, share our meals, and make memories. We’re taking our love for all things home and bringing it to Instagram. Follow along at Home52 and make yourselves—well, you know.


I love fresh cut flowers. I’m not alone in this, as I find most people have an instinctually pleasurable reaction to a vase of flowers—empirical evidence being all the petal-fondling and "oh-how-pretty" I get when I have an arrangement on my desk at work. For a very long time, I’ve pined after ranunculus as my favorite flower—tight petals, curled around an impossibly intricate center, that unfurl after a few days. But death comes swiftly after: A couple days after they open, they turn brown and go soggy—and I have no choice but to toss them.

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