The garden and the countryside are looking very spring-like – that moment that suddenly arrives when there are clouds of blossom everywhere, vying for our interest. Again I was able to give a bouquet to our hostess for Sunday lunch as well as have several vases at home.
The cold autumn combined with the warmth of the last week or so has encouraged my Narcissus to flower earlier than usual. I love the multi-headed Thalia and picked some for the classic blue jug/Narcissus combination
I ordered Alstroemerias when I was at the Hampton Court Flower show last July; they were delivered in September. The plants were very small and not looking in great shape as the carrier had been rather slow, however after putting them into larger pots and then placing them in the cold greenhouse for the winter they have grown on exceedingly well and there are buds on most of the plants, this is A. ‘Avanti’
I had intended creating a vase full of the white froth of blossom; but the wild plums were already shedding their snow-like petals; but I wanted ‘white’ so I instead I used Viburnum tinus with just a few stems of ‘true’ plum blossom (the tree is covered with blossom this year building up my hopes that there may be a mass of plums this year); these were joined by Narcissus Cheerfulness, N. Thalia, Anemone coronaria ‘The Bride’ and tucked in but not very visible in this image Tulip Exotic Emperor.
Do visit our hostess for the best Monday meme, Cathy at Rambling in the garden for more vases from around the world.