No, not the bounty you eat, but vases of tulips to enjoy.
Cathy at Rambling in the Garden has some gorgeous Iris today, I have too few of those to pick but I do have more tulips.
Last week’s vase is still brightening the kitchen and will probably last another couple of days.
I love the way the colours have faded and the blooms have opened much more to reveal their centres.
For a slightly less tradition vase of tulips I used my mid-size rectangular vase with some pebbles in the base. Rosemary stems have been placed in the front of the vase to add some interest within the vase itself.
Negrita Double was planted on 29th November and Design Impression on 6th December; both had been chilled from 21st September until planting. I picked the flowers on Saturday, wrapped them in newspaper with water up to their heads until yesterday afternoon; this treatment usually means they stay straighter for longer but it hasn’t worked on this occasion.
This vase sits on the sideboard.
T. Brown Sugar and T. Orange Emperor are similar hues when their buds first open but Brown Sugar deepens first and then fades whereas Orange Emperor strengthens in orange and its petals open wide with a deeper orange around the rim (see last week’s vase above).
Both tulips were planted on the 29th November and had been chilled for 10 weeks.
Do visit Cathy to see her flowers today and vases from around the world.
Have a lovely week.