In a Vase on Monday – Sunshine Yellow and Blue

Cathy at Rambling in the Garden asks us each Monday to find flowers in our gardens to pick and bring into our homes; this new habit has certainly improved my experience of Monday mornings, as I’m sure it has for many others; if you haven’t yet joined in, do be brave – it’s spring and there are so many lovely flowers to enjoy and share.

Last Friday was International Womens’ Day and I had enough flowers to prepare a large vase of blossom for a friend who hosted a lunch to celebrate the day and for a small vase for another friend whose birthday it was.

Vase for a friend’s birthday

Sorry, this was photographed in a rush.  The vase for my friend included: Anemone coronaria ‘The Bride’, A green Hellebore, Wild plum blossom, Viburnum tinus, and Prostrate rosemary.

Prostrate Rosemary, it seems a much stronger blue at the moment

Anemone coronaria ‘The Bride’

Green Hellebore

Wild Plum blossom

My own vase is simple today with just Prostrate Rosemary and Tulip Crystal Star.

In a vase on Monday

Tulip Crystal Star

Tulip Crystal Star and Prostrate Rosemary

Hope spring is springing where you are, have a lovely week.

31 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Sunshine Yellow and Blue

  1. What a glorious colour that prostrate rosemary has when flowering as well as it is now – I have a small and very scrappy plant but it has never got any bigger and doesn’t look very attractive. It works so well with the tulips, both softer shades than their often brighter counterparts. – and you can’t beat square glass vases, so versatile! Both arrangements will have been very well recived, I am sure. And yes, perhaps I will start saying it is spring, although there is a bitterly cold breeze today to temper the blue sky and sunshine

  2. Wonderful arrangements as always. I especially love your yellow tulips paired with the rosemary – a winning color and form combination.

  3. I love the deep blue of your rosemary. Unfortunately, this variety is not reliably hardy here. And I love blue and yellow together, the rosemary goes beautufully with the tulips. What a fabulous gift posy for your friend.

  4. Christina the vase that you gave to your friend is a delight, with coronary anemones “La Novia” and wild plum blossom, I love it. Your vase with Tulip Crystal Star and prostrate Rosemary is like the sun and the sea together, two wonderful colors. The Tulip Crystal Star is divine inside. I love your vase is magnificent. Have a lovely week too and enjoy your beautiful garden and divine flowers. Take care. Greetings from Margarita. 🙂

  5. Both vases are beautiful. The rosemary suits the yellow tulips well. For some reason, I never think of cutting rosemary, an omission I must correct! I was delighted to hear that you met friends to celebrate International Women’s Day last week. The day received good media coverage here but no one I knew had a party. Maybe I’ll schedule one next year…

  6. Aah, lovely! Spring is very slow in coming our way after some teasing warm days a couple of weeks ago. So seeing your flowers is doing me good!

  7. I love the simplicity of your tulips and rosemary! The fringed tulips always seem particularly special somehow…

    • It is still alternating between very cold and warm and spring like. Today is very sunny and will be warm later but I think the temperature dipped below zero last night.

  8. Your friend must have been delighted with her birthday vase Christina and your own is most attractive too. I like the thought of a prostrate rosemary. I have an upright variety at the allotment but unfortunately it’s in flower at the time of year when I rarely get to the allotment. It always takes me by complete surprise when I do see it 🙂

    • Prostrate rosemary are very popular here; more common that the upright varieties. Mine flower all winter but they seem to be going crazy with flowers at the moment.

  9. You have a very lucky friend, I thought those were Dogwood branches at first glance. You have the most amazing Rosemary, is it ‘Arp’? I always have some but never like yours. Love the blue/yellow combination it is a favorite of mine.

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