A beautiful sunny Monday helps a little with the photographs for our weekly challenge of finding flowers from our gardens to bring indoors to enjoy for the week in response to Cathy at Rambling in the garden’s challenge.
There was no shortage of flowers to choose from today.
The last tulips in pots in the greenhouse are beginning to flower; there are lots more tulips in the garden now too but I prefer to leave those there to enjoy when I’m outside or from the windows looking out.
I have been complaining almost every time I mentioned them that the new Anemone Coronaria ‘The Bride’ that I planted last autumn have short stems; well it seems I needed more patience because now the stems are much longer, they have been flowering since the 4th February and have produced masses of flowers but today is the first time I’ve included them in a vase. I also included the richly coloured Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ and A. c ‘Sylphide’. I love the intensity of colour that Anemones have and so decided to match them with an equally intensely coloured vase, namely my blue Denby jug.
Almost equally intensely coloured are Freesias and these of course have the added attraction of intense perfume too.
The last of the Narcissus Avalanche flowered last week and I tried to emulate the elegant arrangement Susie at PBM Garden did a couple of weeks ago. I think I need to study hers again as the proportions of vase to stem to flowers isn’t quite working here. But it was fun to try!
Do visit Cathy to see what she and other addicts of this meme have found today.
Have a lovely first week of spring!