I have been away from the garden; first to go bird.watching on an island off the coast between Rome and Naples where migrating birds stop to feed after their long flights from Africa. Then with only two days at home between, I went to Amsterdam for 4 days to see the tulips! After just those few days away the garden looks like I’ve been away a month! After all the spring rain the weather changed completely just as we left home the first time so with temperatures way up in the 20’s° C EVERYTHING has grown!
So this week’s vase is very different from all the previous vases this year. Rich and exuberant is how I thinks it looks; but the colours are classic White and Blue – my favourites for a vase.
Almost all the bearded Irises are now flowering, following so closely after the tulips which have now finished due to the high temperatures.
All the Alliums planted in the garden have appreciated the wet spring, some are flowering that I haven’t seen for several years, which is interesting to think of them being in the ground dormant until conditions are just right!
The Larkspur and the Salvia horninum are plants that have self seeded! I haven’t actually got around to sowing my Salvia seeds yet this year; I will do so within the next couple of weeks for some later flowers.
Also in the vase are the first stems of autumn sown Ami majus.
As you can imagine there is a huge amount I need to plant in the garden this week; I’ll try to show you the garden now and perhaps manage to write a little about all the wonderful tulips I saw at Keukenhof.
Do visit Cathy to see what she has found for her vase today.