Today’s vase is the last for March and looking back I realise I’ve been so lucky to have tulips in vases in the house since the end of January. Now the tulips are in full flower in the garden so I will enjoy most of them there although I’m sure some will find their way into a vase!
We were invited out to lunch yesterday so I picked masses of Narcissus, some white tulips and a few Muscari plus foliage Cerinthe, Photinia and a weed that must be some kind of Euphorbia. Sorry that’s terribly imprecise, I’ve just looked it up, it is Euphorbia helioscopia.
I used a small zinc bucket for the arrangement for our friends and my silver vase for today’s flowers. When the zinc bucket was full to bursting I used the remaining flowers for my own vase.
Other Narcissus were also included; Cheerfulness, and Avalanche which I grew as a forced Narcissus last year and has flowered in the garden this year.
N. Actaea and Thalia were planted last autumn in the Secret Garden Cut flower beds, under the Dahlias. they need to be planted where they will receive summer irrigation.
Do visit Cathy our charming host of IAVOM to what she and many others have found for their vases today.