Flower Basket of Yellow Tulips

LAST UPDATED: Mar 03, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Mar 10, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

A fresh flower basket makes a beautiful gift or centerpiece. Filled with yellow tulips, this easy flower arrangement makes a gorgeous spring statement anywhere in your home. What could be more cheerful than yellow tulips? 

flower basket filled with yellow tulips

I love working with tulips – they’re accessible, easy to work with and only get more beautiful with time. They’re so effortless and remind me of my mother’s garden.

Read on for all the details about these classic favorites and learn how to design your own flower basket filled with yellow tulips! (I promise, if I can do it, so can YOU!)

A Charming Basket of Flowers

While I love a classic vase full of flowers, and I’ve shown you many ways to design your own arrangements in that way, I wanted to show you something a little different this time.

You’ll find information about everything you need to create this look, and answers to so many of your burning tulip questions, including:

  • What do yellow tulips signify? (Don’t you love that every flower has a traditional meaning? I love learning about those long-standing traditions!)
  • Where do I buy yellow tulips? 
  • When are tulips in season? 
  • How long do fresh cut tulips last?

Want to learn even more about this perennial favorite flower? Learn the secrets about how to arrange tulips in a vase – the answers might surprise you! 

yellow tulips flower basket

Flower Basket Centerpiece or Gift

Spring always brings plenty of opportunities to entertain – showers, brunch, Easter and Mother’s Day are just a few of my favorite occasions.

A flower basket of yellow tulips is perfect for a gift of birthday flowers. This style of charming floral arrangement would also make the sweetest get-well gift!

They’re a beautiful addition for any special occasion.

I love bringing you inspiration for fresh floral ideas that you can create yourselves! Did you know that I have an array of flower arranging tutorials? I break each of them down with step-by-step photos, tips, and often video! You can find them all in my flowers category here!

Some of my favorite flower arrangements to date include:

Be sure to pin this easy flower basket tutorial for later!

Step by step instructions to create a flower basket with yellow tulips in just 10 minutes!

What do Yellow Tulips Represent?

Every flower has a meaning! The Victorians were especially enamored with the meaning of flowers and used those traditions for courting and showing love to family and friends.

The current meaning of tulips is endless love. At one point in history, yellow tulips were used to signify hopeless love and jealousy! Thankfully, the symbolism has evolved through the years and turned into something much more positive and endearing.

Yellow tulips are known to evoke happy feelings and cheerfulness, whether growing in a garden or in a fresh arrangement. They are also known for hope. The color yellow has become synonymous with friendship, and what could be more friendly than a charming flower basket filled with yellow tulips?

They are available in a range of hues from soft yellow to bright yellow. Yellow tulips are also available in a number of varieties and styles, with everything from a bi-color streak of pink, orange or red, to a double-blooming beauty that resembles a ruffled peony when it opens!

flower basket of yellow tulips

Where can I Buy Tulips?

You can find them year round at stores like Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, your local grocer and of course, any florist near you.

You can learn more about where to buy flowers here, and learn about being your own florist right here.

I often find them at Trader Joe’s for just a few dollars – what could be more cheerful than that? (Click through that link to find everything you need to know about Trader Joe’s flowers!)

When are Tulips in Season?

Tulips are especially plentiful at grocery stores across the nation in spring, with Mother’s Day often signaling the end of their growing season. 

You can usually find tulips at your local grocery stores and florists as early as the winter holidays because they are frequently grown in indoor greenhouses. Why not add them into your holiday floral designs in vibrant reds or classic whites? 

Because they are often so inexpensive, they are one of the easiest ways to celebrate spring in your home!

flower basket filled with yellow tulips

How long do Fresh Cut Tulips Last? 

This is a bit of a complicated question. So many factors can change how long your tulips (or any fresh cut flower, for that matter) will last. In my experience they can last anywhere from a couple days, up to a week. Here’s a few tips to help them last longer!

  • Give them a fresh cut, at an angle. I like to chop about 1/4 of an inch off the bottom of the stems. 
  • Make sure to use cool water… not to hot, and not too cold.
  • Use a very clean container – fresh flowers don’t like bacteria that can quickly build up in a vase.
  • No direct sunlight! And keep them in a cooler space… stay away from heating vents and bright windows.
  • Change the water every day, with a daily fresh cut at the same time.
  • Use the correct size of container! Because tulips will bend and grow over time, you want to make sure they have plenty of support.

Fresh cut tulips can last up to a week using these tips! Be sure to look for bundles of tulips that show no signs of darkening (age) on the tips of the petals.

Another quick tip: make sure there’s no mold growing on the stamen as your choose your tulips. This can sometimes be caused by too much moisture during shipping, and it’s a sign that your tulips won’t last long in a vase.

yellow tulips in a flower basket

Flower Basket Arrangement Ingredients

flower basket filled with fresh yellow tulips

How to Make a Flower Basket

  1. Fill a shallow dish that fits within your basket with water. A flower basket with a shallow bowl of water inside, prepping for a flower arrangement.
  2. Using clear floral tape, make a grid, securing the tape to the edges of your basket. basket with tape over a dish inside prepping for a floral arrangement.
  3. Remove the lower leaves of your yellow tulips, leaving the upper leaves for a little added greenery. Divide blooms into large, medium and small {usually yet to open}. flower basket filled with the beginning of an arrangement of yellow tulips.
  4. To make your flower basket, start in the center, working your way out, measure each tulip from the bottom of the dish to where you want the bloom, cut the stem at an angle and insert into the grid. Start with the dozen of tulips with the largest blooms. The beginning of an arrangement of yellow tulips in a flower basket
  5. Next, fill in with your medium blooms, turning the basket to ensure it’s full. A wicker basket filled with yellow tulips
  6. Fill in any nooks with your smallest blooms and enjoy! A hand reaching inside a flower basket, arranging yellow tulips

See how easy it is to make a flower basket? I’d love to see yours!

flower basket filled with yellow tulips

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A wicker flower basket filled with yellow tulips.

Flower Basket of Yellow Tulips

Yield: 1 basket
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20.00

A flower basket makes a beautiful gift or centerpiece. Filled with yellow tulips this easy flower arrangement makes a gorgeous spring statement.

Materials

  • a small to medium basket
  • a shallow dish
  • clear floral tape
  • 3 dozen yellow tulips

Tools

  • scissors or floral shears

Instructions

  1. Fill a shallow dish that fits within your basket with water. A wicker flower basket filled with yellow tulips.
  2. Using clear floral tape, make a grid, securing the tape to the edges of your basket. A wicker basket with a white dish inside, preparing to make a flower basket.
  3. Remove the lower leaves of your yellow tulips, leaving the upper leaves for a little added greenery. Divide blooms into large, medium and small {usually yet to open}. A wicker basket with a white dish inside, yellow tulips placed at the beginning of a flower basket arrangement.
  4. To make your flower basket, start in the center, working your way out, measure each tulip from the bottom of the dish to where you want the bloom, cut the stem at an angle and insert into the grid. Start with the dozen of tulips with the largest blooms.A wicker basket with a white dish inside, yellow tulips placed at the beginning of a flower basket arrangement.
  5. Next, fill in with your medium blooms, turning the basket to ensure it's full. A wicker basket with a white dish inside, yellow tulips placed at the beginning of a flower basket arrangement.
  6. Fill in any nooks with your smallest blooms and enjoy! A wicker basket with a white dish inside, yellow tulips placed at the beginning of a flower basket arrangement. A hand reaching into yellow tulips while designing a flower basket arrangement.

Notes

    • You can find fresh tulips year round at stores like Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, your local grocer and of course, any florist near you.
    • While they are available year round, they are least expensive in the spring.
    • Look for fresh, closed tulips with no signs of darkening (age) at the tips of the petals so your tulips last longer!
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