When I left for my trip away, the tulips were just beginning to bud. Two and a half weeks later they are in glorious technicolour.
Delicious marmalade colours in an old Dundee marmalade jar.
Cathy our host of IAVOM always manages to find props to accompany her vases which I rarely do. Today however I have added some origami swans, yes they are swans! The colours compliment the tulip colours and indicate where my trip was to.
Back to the flowers, the tulips are Ballerina, Brown sugar, Avignon Parrot all of which are scented. Belle Époque is the soft smoky pink one. Queen of the Night is the dark one.
Cerinthe has self sown and is flowering beautifully, such an accommodating flower, mixing well with the tulips.
That’s it for me today. Enjoy the short working week if you are lucky enough to have the Easter weekend off. D.
So captioned after my lemon squeezer ‘Juicy salif’ these daffodils have such juicy citrus colours.
Their scent is heady.
These are a mix from my garden and Thalia is the pale but interesting one in the midst.
I am joining Cathy today from Holland. These daffodils were prepared yesterday, knowing I would be off to see the tulips today.
I hope you have had a good Monday. D.
Planted only last year this little quince is covered in white flowers.
Aptly named Jet Trail this Japanese quince has a trailing habit and is suitable as ground cover.
I have used it to plant under Clematis armandii a white with white spring display.
An evergreen clematis with oodles of flowers in spring. I do like green with white.
Right I am going to try to give the lawn its first cut. Enjoy your weekend. D.
It is Easter, it is Monday and therefore I was on the look out for flowers and eggs to share with you and readers of Cathy’s blog.
No eggs, this cockerel has sat looking out of the window for about twenty years.
Now he is on my desk with these tiny flowers from the garden. Muscari, pulmonaria and various daffodils.
The two small daffodils are Tête-à-tête on the left and lemon sailboat on the right. Rip van Winkle is the scruff at the back and the large Daffodil is just a regular garden daff.
Held in place on a florists frog, no amphibians were hurt in the process.
I hope you have had an enjoyable long weekend and I am sure you will join me in chanting “rain, rain, go away” D.