In a Vase on Monday: Bee’s Delights

After a week off from blogging with a horrible cold I am pleased to be back with a vase again this Monday, joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

The weather has been wonderful this past week, and the garden has sprung to life with bees and butterflies as well as flowers, allowing me to use this fun vase my friend gave me last year…

From left to right:

The borage-like flower is Trachystemon orientalis, then a yellow Pansy, an orange Cowslip hybrid, Narcissus Tete a tete, and a blue Scilla.

Next some lilac pansies and no-name Hellebores.

In the centre, Puschkinia, blue and white Grape Hyacinths (Muscari), a ‘Heart’s Delight’ tulip and a purply red violet (which has appeared from nowhere).

Further to the right some pink and purple Anemone blanda, some ‘Glory in the Snow’ (Chionodoxa), another Grape Hyacinth (‘Peppermint’) and more Hellebores.

Can you spot the bumble bee in the next photo? I think that is what you call photobombing!

Hope you are also getting some spring sunshine this week, and maybe a few April showers for the garden too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

50 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Bee’s Delights

  1. Lovely Cathy – what a treat your friend’s present is, not even mentioning the flowers you’ve so beautifully placed in it! I love it when bees visit a photograph. Thanks for the Monday lift!

    • I have been waiting for the right opportunity to use this vase again, and with all the little bulbs and spring flowers it seemed just right. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Glad you are back and feeling better – and thanks for using this lovely vase again. It offers so many opportunities for blooms – what a great assortment you have today, such a cheerful selection!

  3. Beautiful, luscious little blooms of spring. Cathy, these look wonderful presented in your special vase. Hope you’re all better and ready to enjoy this wonderful time of year.

    • Much better thanks Susie. I missed some of the fine days last week, but at the weekend I was back in the garden doing some pottering around and light jobs! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. A delightful spring mix for your joined vases, Cathy. Definitely a smile-inducing and heart-lifting concoction! And with the sunshine and bee, who needs more? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Gosh, loads of gorgeous spring blooms here, Cathy. The bee obviously couldn’t let them go un-checked! Your garden must be looking very lovely right now.

  6. I thought that you were quiet and wondered whether you were on holiday. Sorry to read that you had a cold ๐Ÿ˜ฆ What a treasure trove of spring goodies Cathy. I’m so pleased that I just googled trachystemon orientalis as I didn’t recognise the name. It has enabled me to identify a plant that I admired in a fabulous nursery in Cumbria that we visited recently. I meant to ask the name on the way out but got distracted and forgot so thank you for solving the mystery ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I’m not sure what happened there Cathy but the above comment vamooshed as I was still filling in the details in the boxes. I had not even got as far as the website box. Catherine is my first name although I’ve always been called by my second name but I have to use Catherine for official purposes ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Ah, I was wondering who Catherine was… Glad I helped you identify the Trachystemon, Anna. Its leaves get enormous later in the year, and it has grown into a decent sized plant very quickly. It doesn’t mind the very dry border it is in either, so it is a winner in my books! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Some of these tiny flowers didn’t last long, but it is a lovely way to show them off on the dinner table and our visitor this evening admired them too!

  8. I love your little photo-bomber ๐Ÿ™‚ And the string of vases – a lovely way to collect all those little posies… Many of my favorite spring flowers are those tiny ones: puschinkia, violas, anemones, the little narcissus, and species tulips – all wonderful! Happy April!

  9. I’m so sorry you were ill, but I’m glad you’re feeling well enough to get out in that beautiful garden of yours, Cathy, and how your garden has come to life! Oh my goodness what a difference just a couple of weeks means in terms of blooms and variety. The colors are so vibrant! And the vase is just wonderful, too!

  10. Cathy, I’m sorry to hear you’ve been down with a cold. I hope you’ve fully recovered by the time you read this. I love your vase! I remember you blogging about it last year. The asymmetrical shape and stark white makes for a beautiful contrast to those spring flowers. What a delightful post.

    • As nasty as the cold was, I got over it really quickly and was back in the garden before you could blink! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lots happening in the garden now. Have a good week Alys!

      • That’s good to hear, Cathy. I’m on a train heading to New York city right now. We’re meeting two other bloggers when we arrive. I miss my garden though, and look forward to seeing what it’s been up to when I return. I’m glad spring is keeping you busy doing what you love.

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