I’m linking to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme of a vase of flowers from the garden. This is a real spur for me to actually pick some of the flowers that at this moment are filling the garden with colour.
Suddenly the garden is full of flowers to pick! Even I am willing to pick a few tulips when there are so many opening their buds each day; today is very hot and sunny so they won’t last so long I therefore feel more justified in picking some.
Last week’s mixed vase continued to look good until yesterday but this morning the only thing worth keeping was the Cerinthe major but I didn’t want that in my vase today but I’ll leave it and add more freesias later in the week. The freesias are coming fully out now and so need to be picked. I’m beginning to understand how important it is to choose the right flowers for the new cutting beds to have a continuous supply through the year but not too many all at one time!
On Friday we had friends to dinner so I made a very simple vase to have on the coffee table, I didn’t want the vase actually on the table on this occasion. This morning I decided to add to this vase for today’s meme. Outside the garden on the tuffo bank and all around the countryside species Iris have been in flower for a couple of weeks; I have them on the slope too, but they are only just opening there, I’m not sure why they are later. I thought the strong clash of orange tulips (T. Brown Sugar) with Photinia foliage and the intense purple blue of the species Iris would be a great way to celebrate the return of the sunny weather.
I need to have a piece of white card or perhaps some fabric as a back drop to these photographs inside, I have problems with showing the vase to its advantage.
Thanks Cathy for hosting, do join in with a vase of your own or pop over to Cathy’s to see what other have managed to find today in their gardens.