After a couple of weeks off over the school Easter holidays, it is lovely to be back joining Cathy from Rambling in the Garden’s In A Vase on Monday meme. Of course, the minute the children go back to school, the weather takes a turn for the better and here in the UK we are forecast sunshine and temperatures up to 21C this week. Today is it not quite that warm, but the sun is making an appearance and the garden has suddenly sprung into life.
This week’s vase is a Kilner jar left over from my sister-in-law’s wedding, where it was filled with wild flowers. The lid is broken, so it is only useful as a vase and not for its original purpose of keeping food airtight.
I have included some of the paper white narcissi currently ornamenting our front garden – I chose the stems that were flopping over as I do not have too many to spare – alongside a branch of frothy white Spirea arguta and a couple of sprigs of pink Escallonia. In the background is our little cherry tree in blossom and a glimpse of our new lawn.
Our front garden is now repaying my planting efforts, with blue Muscari, delicate narcissi and the first of the tulips – Purple Prince and I think Yellow Flag, as well as snakeshead fritillaries and white bells of comfrey underneath our Bridal Wreath spirea.
To see what other Spring (or Autumn – depending on your hemisphere) vases IAVOM-ers have come up with this week, don’t forget to visit Cathy’s inspiring blog.