Let no-one say I am not committed to Cathy’s wonderful In A Vase On Monday meme. Why, I have just ventured out into the driving rain to pick some weather-beaten blooms and if that is not dedication, I don’t know what is.
Again, a simple arrangement, as it is only our second year in the garden and so I don’t have as wide a selection as some IAVOM-ers, although I am taking notes each week on what I should be planting for cut flowers.
The tulips look a little pink in this light, but they are called ‘Bleu aimable’, which I rather like, a friendly blue. They get more blue as they ripen. You can still see the raindrops on the petals.
The little blue flowers grow like a weed and I have been calling them comfrey, but I’m not sure that’s what they are – can anyone enlighten me? They have bristly stems that sting.
And of course there is no mistaking the hybrid bluebells, which are plentiful if nothing else.
Last but not least, my prop this week is my happy frog, a gift from my Francophile mum, who is on her way to France today. If you turn him over he bears the legend:”Je porte bonheur” (I bring happiness).
If it is raining where you are, why not visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to cheer yourself up with a selection of lovely vases?