Cathy, at Rambling in the Garden, has a magical meme where we are invited to go out into our gardens and seek materials for a vase to bring into the house. I have now been taking part in this meme for around a year – my first vase was full of violets, and they are just starting to flower again this year.
With rain and storms forecast I decided to take advantage of some fine sunny weather on Saturday, so I did cheat a bit this week! It was so lovely just wandering round the garden in the bright sunshine, peering at all the tiny shoots appearing above the dry ground, feeling the warmth on my back, and listening to the bees humming happily all around me. Magic!
I picked a posy of pretty spring flowers – the only criteria being “small and colourful”. (The vase is a schnaps glass and I had to fix the very short stems with an elastic band!) While taking photos on the patio a bee took a fancy to the pink Glory of the Snow (Chionodaoxa) flowers.
He’s already got quite a load of pollen, as you can see better here…
The flowers I included were a red hellebore, one Rip van Winkle and one Tete-a-tete daffodil, a couple of pale purple pansies, a red Corydalis, a pink Pulmonaria, Chionodoxa forbesii ‘Pink Giant’, a small Muscari azureum (which flowers earlier than the others), the light blue striped Puschkinia scilloides var. libanotica, and some chickweed, which creeped in – as it does! A couple of Heuchera leaves rounded it off.
If you click on any of the images below you can see them as a slide show…
Now hop over to Rambling in the Garden to see what Cathy and many others have found for vases today.
Hope you get the weather you wish for this week!
(We are getting gale-force winds, hail, sleet and snowy showers!)