In the last week I’ve seen many trees in blossom including, amazingly, some Magnolia, even for central Italy the beginning of March is very early. But these were in gardens so I wasn’t able to pick any of them for today’s vase.
In my own garden, however, wild and fruiting plum are in blossom and I also noticed that two of the peach trees have blossom too, I do hope this isn’t too early, it would be lovely to have some peaches this year.
Today’s vase for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden began last week with more tulips, Tulip Huis Ten Bosch, again these are tulips that have been chilled and then planted in a large pot in the greenhouse.
I chose my silver vase as I know it has worked well with pink flowers before.
On their own I’m not sure how much I like the colour; a bit too sugary pink for me but I always like fringed tulips and they usually last well in the garden so to change the look of the vase I decided to add some blossom; it makes a huge difference to the arrangement
Although tulips are one of the flowers I actually usually prefer in a vase on their own, in this case I think the addition of a few branches of blossom really does lift the effect of the vase.
These were actually picked and arranged without the blossom on 1st of March, the images with the blossom added were taken on the 3rd; they are still looking remarkably fresh; Frilled tulips do last well in a vase so I will have to look for colours I like better for next year.
With thanks to Cathy for hosting, do visit to see what she and other ‘in a vase’ followers have found for their vases today. Have a great week.