Catkin: a slim, cylindrical flower cluster, with inconspicuous or no petals, usually wind-pollinated…
The contents of my vase for this week’s meme “In a Vase on Monday” – where Cathy challenges us to bring garden materials indoors each week – are completely recycled; February is still cold and snowy and everything in the garden seems to be hanging in icy equilibrium.
But the Forsythia and catkins brought in from the cold last week are opening and remind me that spring will soon be here.
The green shoots are on a twig of spindle tree, which was in last week’s vase for the seedheads. And a piece of Miscanthus from last week also fitted into my tiny green vase.
The Flower Fairy poetry book in the background is open on the Hazel Catkin page:
I love that last verse!
While yet the woods lie grey and still
I give my tidings: “Spring is near!”
One day the land shall leap to life
With fairies calling: “Spring is HERE!”
Can’t wait to hear those fairy voices!
Do visit our host, Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, to see her vase and all the others linked in from around the world.
Maybe you can join in too?