My garden has been swamp like for what seems like months and months. So horrid. I have hardly been able to get out there. Today I squelched across grass that needs cutting to look for some flowers to join Cathy and her regular followers.
There are hellebores and daffodils, iris reticulata and viburnum. There is blossom on the plum tree and fresh growth showing on the Hemerocallis and those plants formerly known as sedums. Leaves are budding on the Sambucus and the Hydrangeas. Roses are budding their purple leaves. There is much happening out there.
I have chosen a small selection to put in my vases
Small scale vases.
This pot has Narcissus tête-à-tête and Rip van winkle. You can see they are mud spattered. The one with the orange centre came as a birthday gift box of bulbs from the Isles of Scilly. Highly scented these are always delightful, thanks Kay.
Iris reticulata are exquisite and I shall try adding some named varieties for next year now that I know they are happy under the chestnut trees. Behind is a twig of the delicate pale blossom of the plum tree.
A sprig of candy floss pink viburnum blossom and that’s my lot for today. Please take a look at other participants picked flowers, it is incredible how different they all are each week. Thanks to our host Cathy who always, without exception responds to our posts.
Have a good week, wherever you are. Thanks for reading. D.
On Monday I planned to join Cathy with a vase of flowers but I could not find anything suitable. I had pruned a plum tree and decided to bring a few twigs in the house. Daughter Dorris demanded an explanation for the ‘sticks’ in the kitchen. Not wishing to be a laughing stock or accused of the kings new clothes I kept my sticks to myself.
Now on Friday these sticks have rewarded me with their rather understated blossom.
On closer inspection each blossom is a cluster of individual flowers
And the twigs are covered in tiny lichens
These are so much more than sticks and I like how the colour blends with the jug they are plonked in.
Have a super day. D.
I have taken some of the sweet flowers from the garden to share with you close up. To put them in a vase is a delicate process as they are so tiny. The vase has a narrow neck and will hold them up.
In amongst the group is a couple of sprigs of plum blossom, dark hellebores, green hellebores, pink primroses, lace cap primroses, a snowdrop, some of the dwarf tete a tete daffodils and a couple of pieces of Pulmonaria.
Close up on my desk they look fresh as well not daisies, but you know what I mean.
Sadly these will not last very well in the house but I shall enjoy them while they last.
Thanks to Cathy for hosting the Monday vase meme at
Have a good week.