In a Vase on Monday: Rebel

‘Amazing Parrot’ is a rather bright and flashy tulip. As you can see here it is not shy!

It looked lovely in pots last spring….

But as I needed the pots in the summer, I dried the bulbs and wrapped them in a brown paper bag to save in my cellar. Only to forget about them! So late November I hurriedly planted them in my Butterfly Bed without much thought involved.

Aagh!

Well, they look awful in the Butterfly Bed, which is mostly pink and blue with some pastelly colours. And what’s more, the stems are very short this year. Off with their heads!

I had no qualms for once about cutting a big handful of tulips and added some bright blue Muscari growing in abundance nearby as a nice companion. So my vase may seem a bit brash today. 😎 But I don’t care because it is good to rebel now and again! 🤪

And I love having a colourful arrangement in the house. 😃

I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her lovely Monday meme. Do go and see what she has in her vase today. Or maybe you want to join her and share a vase?

Have a great week, with lots of COLOUR! 🤗

 

In a Vase on Monday: Cool!

Joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her Monday meme is always a pleasure, and now that the garden is beginning to get established I have more choice of spring flowers to pick. My cowslip is doing well on the edge of the Oval Bed, as you can see in this first photo, and I hope it will eventually spread into the grass. 😃

My little jug is crammed full of Hellebores: Prince Double White, Ice ‘N’ Roses red, and ‘Carlotta’. I also used the no-name Pulmonaria hybrid brought over from my old garden, which is an enormous plant now. Then cowslips and a few Narcissi for some sunny yellow.

I am no good at remembering daffodil names, but I think this paler one from the Moon Bed is ‘Sailboat’. There are still a few sorts that haven’t opened yet, but at least they will last longer in our cool spring. (You have to be positive, don’t you! 😉)

Have a great week, and hopefully a warmer one! 😉