I have to confess that this vase was made for a lunch party yesterday to celebrate my husband’s birthday. But I’m sure our host Cathy of Rambling in the Garden won’t mind.
The garden is bursting with spring flowers so it was easy to pick enough to fill this very large bowl.
The Dutch Iris were all planted between one and three years ago, with the colder temperatures in December they have flowered slightly earlier than in past years.
To use this very large bowl, I needed to place another vase inside it for the tall Irises and then I used tape to lattice the top of the bowl and vase to support the flowers.
Having admired many Amaryllis in others vases I ordered one bulb with my bulb order last year. When the carton arrived one corner was saturated and a couple of bulbs had gone very mushy, the Amaryllis was also not in a perfect state but was firm. I planted it up and placed it in the greenhouse and waited, and waited and waited (obviously it wanted the heat of the house)! It has now opened beautifully having grown straight and strong in the even light. Only one complaint – it was supposed to be pure white!
With thanks to Cathy, do visit to see what she has found in her garden today, you could also join in, I’m sure you have some flowers you could pick to enjoy inside your home today.