First a confession, this vase was put together on Friday and the title of the post hints at why.
After torrential rain, thunder and lightning and strong winds in the early hours of Friday morning when I made my usual walk around the garden I made a sad discovery, several of the ‘Brown Sugar’ tulips had been snapped off about 10 cm from the head; I couldn’t bear to just throw them away so instead of the vase I had been thinking about showing you here are the salvaged tulips with the un-open flower heads from the Photinia hedge that surround two sides of the garden.
I didn’t to find a low container, I didn’t have any oasis to hand so Improvised by placing the tulips heads in a glass jar and then placed that inside a basket covered glass container that I’d bought to hold candles; not perfect but it works and I can at least enjoy the tulips a little longer.
Thank you again Cathy for hosting and indeed thinking up this fun opportunity of using flowers from our gardens; I’ve never picked so many flowers before and although in the future I hope to mainly pick from the new cuttings bed I will be less afraid of using some of the blooms from the garden. Do you have something to pick today? Why not join Cathy and share your ideas. I am learning so much from more expert flower arrangers but also appreciating that even very simply arranged flowers can give enormous pleasure.