Concise and to the point sums up today’s Monday vase: ‘Red Georgette’ tulips, multi-headed and thus giving more bang for your buck, popped into the gifted vase that you have seen many times before and accompanied by a shapely and curvaceous little red vase that itself might only hold a single stem. Each tulip bulb produces several stems, seemingly fused to each other and splitting off at various points up the main stem. This year they were grown in a pot but I shall definitely be growing them again and will probably sink these potted ones into a border when they have finished flowering. The heads are much smaller than many other tulips and they looked especially attractive in bud when their multitudinousness was even more obvious.
Last week’s vase has only just been dismantled, easily lasting the full week. The magnolia was the only element that failed after a couple of days, but at least the bud opened after being cut which I was pleased to see. Parrot tulip ‘Victoria’s Secret’ died especially elegantly, whilst the luzula still looked fresh and the aquilegia having opened after a few days was just on the way out. The squirrel tail grass, however, was different again, fat and fluffy instead of slender and furry, and now covered in pollen: I like it very much.
Many of us are especially busy in the garden at the moment and blogging is having to take a step back, but if you have time to pick something from your garden and pop it into a vase then I am sure it will give you additional pleasure over the next few days. If you also have the time to write about it and share it with us then we will do our best to catch up with your blogs as soon as we can and share in your pleasure – just leave the usual links to and from this post.