Just over 5 weeks ago I posted a Monday vase with the first tulips of the year, tulips I had noted down on planting as ‘Elegant Lady’ but could now see were something completely different. I remembered later that soon after planting I had removed the elegant ladies from two smaller tubs and replanted them in one big one, where they are just coming into bloom. With such elegant bodies and delicate white complexions with a hint of rouge, these ladies are clearly ready to dress up and hit the town.
Today they are wearing floaty green giwns of Lathyrus vernus ‘Alboroseus’, sprinkled with delicate pink, and bright accessories courtesy of Argyranthemum ‘Grandaisy Pink; clouds of sweet pea ‘Winter Sunshine’ perfume follow in their wake as they head off in the subtle peat coloured Caithness Glass vase to make their mark on society. I am sure they would be sporting a glittering brooch or necklace dripping with diamonds, given half a chance, but I am not a jewellery person and could only conjure up a simple Art Nouveau style brooch, sitting unused in a drawer for many years, to grace the occasion – sorry Ladies!
I will observe them from a discrete distance and report back on their behaviour!
Perhaps there are some pretty ladies in your garden that you would like to share with us today – if so, please leave the usual links to and from this post.