Recently, Cathy of Words and Herbs used a wooden display frame with three vases suspended within it to showcase her blooms on a Monday. It occurred to me that I could work with the Golfer to produce something similar to support the test tubes bought from eBay some time ago, and after an initial prototype the Golfer quickly ran up the first of them – with different heights of test tubes, ideally I wanted different frames to suit, and perhaps to hold five as well as three of the tubes. Thanks for the inspiration, Cathy – as you can see, it’s very useful having a Golfer around!
As I write this, I realise that on its first outing this one has ended up hosting three little posies of spring treasures not very dissimilar to those Cathy shared last week and I apologise for the unintended plagiarism. My posies, my three little maids, contain from left to right: scilla, crocus foliage and Cornus ‘Flaviramea’; Pulmonaria ‘Blue Ensign’ and Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’; primroses, Cornus ‘Midwinter Fire’ and foliage of Pieris japonica ‘Little Heath’. The articulated fairy is clearly the product of a different education and is rather less demure than her friends.
The garden here is providing many opportunities for little posies these days, but the prospect of more frequent larger vases is getting increasingly closer as spring hots up. However, vases or jam jars of any size, with or without blooms, are welcome every week on IAMOV, so please consider joining us, leaving links to and from this post.