Monday gives us all the change to experiment with our flower arranging skills and to participate in Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s challenge to find flowers from our own gardens to pick and plonk or arrange in a vase. After a week when each day was windier and colder than the last, today is warm, sunny and definitely more spring-like than it has been.
Although I have complained (justifiably) each week about the quality of bulbs that I bought last autumn, there have been tulips to pick each week since the end of January. Today’s tulips are the last of the chilled and forced bulbs and the timing is just right as the tulips in the garden are just beginning to flower now, although I will be less keen to pick them.
During the week that we had snow here my husband was away in Japan. He asked me what I would like him to bring back with him and of course I immediately thought of an Ikebana vase!!!
He was taken by his business colleagues to an Ikebana school where he chose two vases for me plus a multi-pinned flower holder. this is the first time I’ve tried using the vase.
The vase is on a low foot, not very visible in my photograph. This isn’t a true Ikebana arrangement; I just filled the pins with Narcissus Thalia which are just beginning to flower in my garden.
Do visit Cathy to see what she and others have found to pick in their gardens today.
I hope you all have a lovely spring-like week.