Welcome to this weeks ‘In A Vase On Monday’, when I am linking up with Cathy at Rambling In The Garden to join in her challenge to make a vase of flowers from the garden every week.
This week I have a new vase to show you and some beautiful sunny daffodils. The vase was a gift from a lovely friend back in January and I have been waiting for some spring weather to unveil it.
Last week in the garden I had the joy of snowdrops, miniature iris and crocus all in flower together. My beautiful snowdrops are starting to fade after a weekend of warmer weather, but they have been replaced by the first of the dancing daffodils! I do not grow a lot of these large yellow daffodils – on the whole I prefer the more delicate white narcissi that will be in flower in a week or two. I do love the first sight of these brash and cheerful trumpets, however, as they loudly announce the end of winter.
These particular varieties predate my arrival in this garden and I have never bothered to investigate their names. I love their shapes and variations in colour – in fact really I just love their burst of colour after the sombre shades of winter.
This lovely vintage style vase seems perfect for displaying my spring blooms – I can see weeks of daffodils, narcissi, tulips and anemones complimenting its porcelain flowers in a variety of spots around the house.
I just had to get my macro lens out to capture a few close ups!
The warmer temperatures are doing wonders for my beds – all the bulbs are growing almost as I look at them, as are the weeds. I have been busy weeding today and planting out a few new additions to my spring display – solomons seal, dicentra alba, iris and crocus from the greenhouse, a few hellebores and a lovely fern.
I was very excited to take delivery of my new fruitcage and raised beds on Saturday – hopefully someone (my husband perhaps?) will put them together for me this week. I am really looking forward to getting the fruit organised under a safe cover and am planning to move all my strawberry plants into the fruit cage once it is up.
I will be back on Wednesday with my March greenhouse review – I have been in there tidying up and organising and making plans for the months sowing, ready to share with you on Wednesday. In the meantime thank you to Cathy for keeping us all cutting from our gardens and I hope you will pop over to her blog to see what she and the others have made this week.