I did have a blue and white vase in mind for today, not this one but one containing blue and white Anemone blanda; when I came to cut the flowers, however, there were no longer any blue anemones in a fit state for picking. Nearby, though, was a clump of grape hyacinth which begged to be used as an alternative and in adjacent beds were the bi-coloured comfrey, Symphytum ‘Hidcote Blue’ and the first blooms on Brunnera ‘Jack Frost’. Walking back to the house they were joined by stems of Arabis ‘Old Gold’ and leucojum.
Foliage was provided courtesy of the comfrey and the blooms popped into biodegradable floral foam in a random blue and white teacup, topped with moss. In view of the deepening Covid-19 crisis, my 2020 calendar seemed an appropriate prop to reflect not only the change of plan for my vase but the endless change of plans that all of us will need to make in the coming months, still a barely conceivable prospect.
Spring works to its own timetable in our gardens and makes its own decisions, so if it has gifted you blooms or other material please consider creating a vase of your own today and maybe sharing it with us by using the usual links to and from this post.