On Monday Cathy of Rambling in the garden challenges us to find flowers in our own gardens to put in a vase. This has now become such a regular part of my life that I even neglect to pick flowers for a special lunch party but do still join Cathy!!!
Today the Larkspur in the cuttings beds were all flowering and as that bed has yet to have its netting for support I knew that these would need to be cut. I Madonna lily I picked last week, lasted well in the vase and perfumed the room for a whole week, so I decided that I would pick another for today. The red lily beetles were certainly depleted by the cold winter as the lilies have never had so many flowers on their stems. The title of my post “Madonna, che bello!” is an expression I hear often describing something particularly beautiful and seemed apt for today.
The vase is my large rectangular one so to give you an idea of size the arrangement is about 1 metre x 1 metre.
The lilies are already scenting the room.
Thanks to Cathy, do visit to see her vase today and links to many others around the globe.