|The blues have the blues|
They were gorgeous. Spring bouquets in the primary colors always take my breath away. Sold when the tulips are still closed, each flower warms to its new setting, opening a bit each day to enthrall with its charm. I'm such a sucker!
|Three petals twisted and finished|
The blue iris seems the least sturdy and begins to shrivel while the other flowers are still at their prime. Planning how to keep the blue and the freshness of the arrangement was one of the Things I get to do today. A little pair of scissors went snip, snip, snip.
|Removing the twists freshens the whole arrangement|
The iris are not their original selves, but with the wilted petals gone, they can hold their head high for another few days at least and do their most exquisite part to balance the bouquet.