Bold & Beautiful: The Spring Bouquet

by Alice White Walker
red and pink tulips lying across a table

A spring bouquet designed to awaken the senses. Bold colors, strong movement and made using only seasonal blooms. Against a background of eucalyptus and leyland cypress, figure anemones, tulips and ranunculus. Rich burgundy tones contrast with burnt orange and dashes of pink.

Read on to find out how to make this seasonal bouquet for spring.


To make this bouquet we used:

8 tulips
5 branches eucalyptus
4 branches leyland cypress
4 branches wax flower
3 large ranunculus
8 large dark anemones
6 blue anemones
8 orange ranunculus
4 hyacinth buds
8 mimosa sprigs

Using wire, hold the branches in place and a block of florist foam beneath, start with the outline shape in greenery.  

a metal pot filled with leaves

Start with the leyland, then the eucalyptus and mimosa. Look for movement rather than symmetry.

Add in the hyacinths and tulips, then the anemones to create the basis of deep rich colors.  This is a spring bouquet, so it doesn’t need to be too heavily filled. The taller branches leave a transparency that feels seasonal.

Finally add in the palest pink ranunculus accompanied by their orange cousins. These lighter colors lift the bouquet and lead the eye around the smaller details. This will make a large wide bouquet, ideal for a console table or entrance hall.

red and pink tulips lying across a table

Read next: The Winter Bouquet

a spring bouquet with tulips, ranunculus and eucalyptus

This article originally appeared in the March/April 2020 issue of My French Country Home.
Photography by Sharon Santoni


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