I was very much hoping that my Mimosa tree would be in flower to include in today’s vase for Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s meme where she asks us to find something in our own gardens or surrounding area to pick and bring into our homes to enjoy.Almost all the Mimosa trees I’ve seen in the last few days have been flowering but mine is shy and so can’t be included today. The pots of tulips in the garden are also not at the flowering stage except. However I did pick a couple more of T. Daydream at the end of last week so they will have to be my offering for this week.
Tulip Daydream is definitely a tulip I will buy in future years; I’ve already checked and it is on the Peter Nyssen list. His bulbs are usually larger than some of the DIY store ones I purchased this year. Also I’ve never had a pot of bulbs where the flowers appeared almost one by one over a period of 2 weeks or so (not what you want when growing to cut for the house).
Last week’s mis-named red tulips have lasted amazingly well especially considering that they were fully open when I picked them last Tuesday. I would say they are probably Lily-flowered rather than parrot tulips, more obvious now than last week. They have closed rather than opened their blooms which I don’t remember ever seeing before.
I wonder what you will find for your vase today. Cathy has been very inventive again, so do visit to see what she and other faithful vase makers have done today!
Have a good week.