I was so focused on it being Monday and time to create a vase for Cathy at Rambling in the garden that I failed to notice it was the 22nd of the month and so Garden Bloggers Foliage day here at My Hesperides Garden.
I’ll post my GBFD later today but if you prefer to add yours tomorrow please do or add it to your ‘In a vase on Monday’ post if you’re participating, either way just leaves links to and from my post to yours.
I am so enjoying having tulips around the house this early in the year and yesterday I was amazed to see that T. Exotic Emperor is flowering in the garden already. This is undoubtedly because I chilled all my tulips bulbs in the fridge last autumn before planting them out. All the new tulips are way ahead of the ones that were already in the ground and so didn’t really experience any chill until January.
Today I have the classic combination of bright, cheerful yellow daffodils in a blue jug. I make no apologies for repeating this combination every year. I’m pleased that the daffodils that I planted in 2014 in the beds with the Dahlias are all growing strongly; the regular irrigation that this bed receives during summer has obviously been the treatment the daffodils need.
The window sill has good light for photographing vases but there is a radiator under the pepperino stone sill so it is too hot to leave them there.
Last week I incorrectly identified the orange tulips as Ballerina, they were actually Tulip Request, there is one in the vase today too but the rest are Ballerina with their slightly honey perfume.
The vase is a little tall for the proportions of the arrangement but I wanted to use this creamy white vase today and as the tulips will grow taller, I’m hoping that in a couple of days they will look right.
I have no idea why but my computer colour corrected all my images today, even though they didn’t need it! I thought the blue place with some nice crisp apples was a good prop for the tulips today.
Request is another tulip that ages beautifully so I will probably grow it again next year.
Do visit Cathy to see her creation today and see what everyone else is finding in their gardens today.
See you later for Foliage day!