The past six or eight weeks have been pretty hectic in our household, so it was a delight to have a long weekend to myself at last with plenty of time to make up a vase of flowers for Easter Sunday. Last spring and summer I made a huge edit of the front garden, which had been looking chaotic and incoherent in its colours and forms. I removed any plants that did not suit my new theme, leaving those that sat better in the shady setting, and dividing and increasing those that remained so that the garden contained fewer types of plants. Almost all of the flowers in the garden are now in shades of white, cream, purple and blue, with the odd splash of yellow in some early tulips and daffodils, and later some apricots and oranges. Later this week I will be able to show you some photos of the now greatly improved garden in April’s ‘In the Garden’ post.
Today’s vase reflects the established colour scheme, with white Narcissus ‘Thalia’, Tulipa ‘Purissima’, Lamprocapnos spectabilis ‘Alba’, Skimmia japonica ‘Rubella’, forget-me-nots, Spanish bluebells (I often use these in vases to reduce their spread) and faded green heads of Helleborus ‘Winter Bells’, as well as a couple of sprigs of white ‘Morello’ cherry blossom. The beautiful white jug was part of our wedding present from my mother-in-law.
In a Vase on Monday is hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, and I do recommend visiting her page to see her vase and links to those of other garden bloggers across the world today.