A quick and rather old-fashioned vase of tulips, forget-me-nots, cerinthe and euphorbia, and a pink drumstick primula. The pink double tulip is called ‘Chato’, which is funny to me as chato is Portuguese for boring or annoying. I am sure the breeders couldn’t have known that when they were naming this cheerful, charming beauty.
The cerinthe is all self-seeded from last year’s plants. I do have some tiny newly hand-sown seedlings coming on too, but the self-sown ones get cracking so much earlier, and are already buzzing with bees.
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. And why not join in with this fun challenge if you haven’t already?