This past weekend has been glorious; sunshine that was actually warm; too hot for a fleece! I weeded and tidied the evergreen shrub beds and while doing so discovered the shoots of tulips pushing through the earth. I think the tulips in the garden will flower earlier this year because they have had their period of chilling before Christmas rather than having to wait for January and February. But sadly no tulips yet for my vase although next week – maybe.
As my title suggests it wasn’t easy to find material for a vase today.
The vase itself usually sits on top of the bookshelves in the kitchen with dried Alliums; it is the ideal shape to hold just a few stems.
Today I again used Teucrium, to which I added a single flower of Honesty, a single flower of Sweet Rocket, Salvia horminum, Salvia ‘Indigo Spires (a cutting flowering in the cold frame and last week’s seed heads of Fatsia japonica.
The Annual salvia horminum is very tough, the flower is from plants which had self-seeded last year if we have a few more warm days I think there may be quite a few flowers.
I will be visiting other contributors to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s Monday meme where she challenges us to find something in our gardens to pick and enjoy in our homes. Why not do the same, or perhaps you can find something to pick and share too.