Every Monday Cathy from Rambling in the garden challenges us to find material from our own garden or the surrounding area to cut and bring indoors to enjoy. This week I have quite a mixture.
The Salvia ‘Indigo Spires’ cuttings that have formed healthy plants have been flowering in the greenhouse for some time. I wanted to put them into larger pots before planting out in April and decided to cut off all the flowering stems to encourage more bushy plants so these were destined for the vase this week, some had grown with some strangely twisted stems but that seems to add rather than detract from the arrangement. I think that is actually one of the joys of using one’s own flowers rather than buying florists flowers that all stand like regimented soldiers.
The Ami majus is from the vase of two weeks ago, so that has a nice long vase-life.
There is still only one white Ranunculus, again from the vase of two weeks ago to which I added some orange Ranunculus that have been growing in the greenhouse in a pot.
Another of the dark blue Larkspur completes the vase and the last Tulips from the pot of T. Brown Sugar.
But now spring is here, I wanted to bring other flowers indoors to enjoy them so I again used my little Campari bottles (what would I do without them?) to display some Muscari, species Freesias and some beautiful blue Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’.
I’ve been adding Narcissus to my blue vase all week and even though some of the first ones have now been discarded the vase is as full as I would wish it to be.
Do visit Cathy to see her lovely springtime vase and now that there are a few more blooms in the garden why not join us and share a vase.