I had planned to have ‘Easter Eggstravaganza’ as the title of today’s post, but as soon as I lifted my red glass egg vase off its high shelf and dusted it down I was reminded that the opening in the top was far from generous and would not cope with the tulip and narcissi blooms I had intended to pick. Searching the recesses of my vase cupboard I came across this kitch vase, possibly not used since another Easter some years back, and roped it into service instead.
The vase comes with a lift-out central frog that forms part of the design, but I removed it and used a large metal frog inside instead to support the final choice of material, padded out from the original Tulip ‘Exotic Emperor’ and unlabelled narcissi from a mixed blend of
bulbs with the addition of the first bluebells, faded and freckled pink hellebores and pruned red stems of Cornus alba ‘Sibirica’. Moss plucked from the top of a low retaining wall in the garden was used to hide the metal frog and the gap around the stems, whilst eggy props came in the form of an agate egg and a handful of mini chocolate ones.
Perhaps the stylish studio glass egg will make an appearance next year, and in the meantime I am hoping Chloris will join us today with one of her collection of more practical egg vases, but if you would like to join us with blooms or other material from your garden, placed or plonked in any shaped container, then please do so by leaving links to and from this post.
What a glorious display for Easter Monday. I love the colourful little vase. Here’s my daffodil memorial post for dear Joan. She loved spring flowers and they will be celebrated in her memory now.
Thanks Karen – now that tulips are coming into bloom there is suddenly lot more variety of colour
They have arrived all of a sudden in my garden. The very cold spell held everything back, and now with the sunshine, all flowers are in a rush to come out. Enjoy the spring display! xx
Yes, the sudden rush of spring colour can take us by surprise – here, the view from the kitchen windows is now of apple blossom as well as the spring bulbs in pots
I can picture that view. Thank you Cathy xx
What a very pretty display.
I love the way you have displayed those lovely spring flowers, with the choice of purple eggs. I would choose Purple Eggs for for! Here are my six: https://noellemace.blogspot.com/2022/04/in-vase-on-monday-daisies.html
Thanks, Noelle – the purple eggs were coicedental, and just because there was a predominance of them in the packet! I wasn’t sure how much to cut the stems down but I think for this vase they look better kept at almost their full length
Oh such an excellent choice of vase for the flowers concerned Cathy and I admire your propping up skills. The egg vase is most unique – you will no doubt put it to good use in a future creation.The odd bit of moss comes in handy at times 😂 Happy Easter to you and the Golfer 🐣 My Easter vase is here : https://greentapestry.blogspot.com/2022/04/iavom-wearing-white-for-easter-tide.html
I think the vase is more a pice of art than a practical vase, like some Danish glass I have with holes for stems to be inserted
I love that vase! And look forward to seeing the egg vase in use as well. Every time I see Exotic Emperor I’m reminded why I planted them three years ago. Sadly they didn’t last long in my garden (chipmunks and generally not a long lived tulip, it seems) but worth planting new ones every few years I think. My cards are finally starting!!!
My ‘daffs’ are finally starting 😁
Predictive text is bizarre!
The vase always better when it is in use than sitting in the cupboard, as it is so kitch! I treat Exotic Emperor as annuals here – although we don’t have a problem with chipmunks!!
Glad the Emperors behave the same way for all!
Eggquisite! I like the way the vase displays the stems and it looks natural, like flowers in the garden. Pretty color combination as well. It’s an eggy Monday. https://theshrubqueen.com/2022/04/18/in-a-vase-on-monday-eggcentric-blues/
Thanks Amelia, yes, it’s not till I placed the stems that I realised it made it look as if they were almost growing out of the base
It’s great, I love it. I had some faux bulb vases over the years and never could make them work.
What a beautiful display and I love your choice of vase. I am still finding small bulbs blooming as we are into another round of unexpected snow. Several inches in fact tonight and tomorrow. Cold, gray, wet and windy here most of our spring keeping many bulbs and plants from growing yet. But at least I had some lovely little bulbs still showing up in this crazy weather.
Gee, I remember those agate eggs. They were a fad, I believe in the early 1980s, at about the time of ‘Risky Business’ with the Steuben egg sculpture.
What an incredible collection of bulb flowers you have! Mine are already nearly gone but such is the difference between our two climates. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Easter. Here’s my contribution: https://krispgarden.blogspot.com/2022/04/in-vase-on-monday-unlikely-companions.html
Yes, spring buld are really coming into ther own now the tulips are coming into bloom thick and fast – they will be flowering for the next month or so
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I love that vase you have used Cathy! And how you have placed the flowers into the frog so it is not visible too. What a lovely collection of spring flowers. 😃 I’m sure the pink egg vase could be used out of season too. 😉 It is so unique. Here is my vase for today. Thanks Cathy and, although belated, Happy Easter!
Thanks Cathy – I am glad I included more than just the tulips and daffs. The hellebores were a last minute addition but I think the pink worked well
This is a beautiful spring collection and the vase just makes your ‘Easter E…stravaganza’ work perfectly. Love the white tulips. The other flowers show it off even more.
A tardy post from me this week Cathy! https://pbmgarden.blog/2022/04/19/in-a-vase-on-monday-easter-bouquet/
Forgot to reply to this, sorry! I am glad you liked it Susie – and glad also that I decided to add a wider variety of blooms, as they have emphasised the springness of the vase
Thanks Susie – it was nice to be able to pick more of the spring bulbs now rhe bulk of them are opening
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