Monday, 30 March 2015

In A Vase Monday - Spring Posy

Monday again and time to join in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden and show today's garden discoveries. Today has been a day of dreadful weather, windy and rainy and very, very cold, so it took a relatively calm spell for me to nip out, do a quick turn round the garden, and cut some of the spring flowers that are putting on a very welcome, if drenched and windblown show. More of the cowslips that have been flowering for a few weeks now, a few tiny daffodils - Jumble and Tete-a-Tete - white Muscari, pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign' and one blue hyacinth.
The hyacinth was a gift from my husband last year ... he 'surprises' me with a pot every year (blue last year, red this year)! When it had done flowering I put it outside on the patio where it stayed all summer and autumn but when the weather cooled I took pity on it and popped it into the cold frame to overwinter. In truth I did not expect it to survive let alone flower but it has and is so pretty I just had to add it to my wee posy today.

The photo was taken outside on top of the old, moss covered, redbrick wall - very quickly, there was quite a gale blowing at the time! The little jug, another of my charity shop finds, is really a very delicate shade of green and not the white it looks in the photo.
This wooden tray, positioned just by the kitchen door so that it can be admired every time we go out into the back garden, is kept filled with seasonal plants in pots ... it's where I found most of today's flowers.

Once again, if you've only come for the vase you can skip the following garden update.
Pulmonaria 'Blue Ensign'
Tulips - a mix of Angelique & Sunlover
Primula auricula
Spirea 'Gold Flame'

Each week brings a few more lovelies to enjoy - when the weather allows - here's the few I snapped today.

Thanks for visiting.

Happy Gardening,


Anonymous said...

The white jug is a great find. Perfect container for the pretty yellow and blue spring flowers.

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous blooms! I can see the pale green of the jug in one of the photos. It lookslike a really pretty colour.

Jackie said...

What a pretty vase of flowers this week Elizabeth, I do love the colours mix. I have never seen white muscari before, the look lovely :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of seasonal plants in pots by the back door, Elizabeth! And you have a white muscari - I have tried with these without success so far... :( And I checked on my cowslips after you mentioned them before - they are coming up but won't be flowering for a while yet. Lovely to see yours - and what a pretty charity shop jug, such a lovely shape. Thanks for sharing your lovely spring posy :)

Jacee said...

Beautiful flowers Elizabeth
hugs Jacee
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Carole Pollard said...

So pretty I love daffodils love and hugs Carole x

Kris Peterson said...

You've trained your husband well, Elizabeth! I would fall over if my husband brought me a potted plant one year, much less on a regular basis! It's nice to see spring bulbs too - other than the Hippeastrum and some Ixia, our unseasonably warm weather has prematurely finished off my spring bulbs.

Unknown said...

Your blues are so vibrant! I love your bright and cheerful springtime arrangement. It is sure to brighten any room you place it in - even during your days of dreadful weather.

Anna @Suffolk Pebbles said...

a lovely spring display! I have not seen white muscari before - so pretty.