OK, I know it is Tuesday today but Cathy at Rambling in the garden is usually very tolerant of late-comers!
Yesterday was Pasquetta (Easter Monday or directly translated Little Easter), the day when friends get together – maybe for a picnic and then take a walk in the countryside. This year I was the the hostess and fourteen of us enjoyed the day together. As all things Italian food was the main event of the day and I cooked pizza. Everyone contributed to the antipasti so of course we all ate more than was strictly necessary. This is my excuse for being late with my post. I did have some flowers but no time to write about them.
Actually I have been rather lazy this week as both my vases are repeats of last weeks vases which lasted very well. The Ikabana Thalia are still in the kitchen and I only emptied the vase of white tulips this morning.
Sorry the image is a little dark, it was much brighter outside than I thought.
Most of the tulips flowering at the moment in the garden (and a lot opened over the weekend) are ones that were planted out after being in pots for cut flowers last year. They were spread around where I found space so I don’t really know which are where. Most of those I picked I think are Brown Sugar. In the vase I again have Viburnum burkwoodii and Photinia. The tulips seem a little short in comparison to the height of the foliage but I expect the tulips to grow and then there will be a better balance. That happened to the white tulips last week.
From this image the vase looks the same as the one I used last week but this is a semi circle and so fits well on a narrow shelf and when I want the vase to be flat against the wall.
I also want to give you a quick glimpse of the new project!
We have covered part of the terrace that faces north east. We haven’t really made the most of this space so we have now enclosed it creating a flower-room which you can see above. The rest I’ll show you later in the week.
If you haven’t yet visited Cathy, do try to see wonderful images of where her mother lives, and a vase of course!!!