I missed joining in Cathy at Rambling in the Garden‘s Monday Vase meme last week. Firstly because I was busy working in the garden but mainly because I have a new computer, and it is taking me some time to get used to how everything works! It is a new operating system to me and although I am assured by everyone that it is completely intuitive, it isn’t to me!!!
I did manage to put some vases together at the end of the week so I will share those with you today.
This is the vase my husband bought for me last year while he was in Japan. The crab apple has grown a lot and I was happy to prune some of the inward growing branches for my vase. I used the last of the Narcissus ‘Thalia’ and a few N. Cheerfulness that are in a congested patch with only a few flowers.
Last weekend I planted out into the cut flower beds the Alstoemerias that I ordered last year at Hampton Court Flower Show; I pulled the stems with buds and flowers as they were rather top heavy.
Another Ikebana style arrangement
The Dutch Irises are flowering early this year. I think they are perfect for Ikebana style arrangements so decided to use them in my rectangular vase with florists pins for support and small stones to hide the mechanics of the arrangement.
Also included to pick up on the lemon yellow of the Iris is Scented Broom and a deliciously perfumed Freesia.
A couple of double-flowered yellow tulips are also included.
With huge thanks as always to Cathy. Do visit her if you haven’t already.