… can be seen this delightful frilly white concoction, edged with green; a flamboyant lilac satin creation with an egg yolk yellow trim; a demure primrose yellow negligee in soft flannelette; wild and wacky blue silk, shot with white and sporting an extravagantly patterned lapel, and for the fashion conscious young ladies a cheeky number designed to complement their fresh faced freckly complexions. Complementing these on-trend creations are yellow fragrant fascinators and the latest accessories in deepest burgundy, oh and polka dot parasols and mint green wedges too!
I couldn’t resist taking advantage of these early spring delights for today’s vase, even though I knew some of the blooms would not last many days – last week’s irises certainly didn’t. In the Caithness Glass dish and held in place with a stainless steel frog covered with tiny polished pebbles are Iris reticulata ‘Katharine Hodgkins’, Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’ (common double snowdrop), Crocus tommasinianus ‘Barr’s Purple’, Clematis cirrhosa ‘Freckles’, Hamamelis ‘Arnold Promise’ and Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’. The tiny shoes belong to Barbie, and the cocktail umbrella was bought in anticipation from eBay some time ago after regretting not having one as a prop for a previous vase.
I am enjoying seeing all these fashionable creations as I ramble round my garden but for a few days I can enjoy them inside too. What is fashionable in your garden today? Do take a few minutes to pick something if you can and plonk it in a vase to bring you pleasure in your home too – and if you have time to upload a post about your vase then do share it with us by leaving links to and from this post as we know from experience how much joy our Monday vases can bring.