Today’s vase celebrates some of the new and delicate blooms and foliage that are beginning to fill the garden, the delicacy highlighted by the wire frame around the cylindrical glass vase and the accompanying piece of vintage lace.
In the vase are a range of aquilegia grown from seed (the pretty creamy white ones are Green Apples), a few Winter Sunshine sweet peas, two stems of my first foray into growing freesias, airy blue blooms of Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’, wild garlic flowers (to keep down the population), the first flowers of Luzula nivea and pretty burgundy coloured astilbe foliage. In hindsight a vase with a narrower neck would have helped the stems stay erect as any attempt at minor adjustment proved worthless as every shifted other stem shifted at the same time, and the photographs reflect this – but it is as it is.
I enjoyed the tulips from last week in every stage of their growth and demise, removing them only to make room for this new vase which hopefully will hold its interest for nearly as long. What garden pleasures will you harness to put into your own vase today? I look forward to sharing your pleasure if you choose to link your vase to and from this post.