In a Vase on Monday: May Bouquet

Mondays (today a rather damp one) are cheered every week with this lovely meme hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

With glorious sunshine and temperatures climbing above the 20 degree mark I spent a lot of the weekend outdoors, also taking the opportunity to pick some wild flowers growing in various parts of the garden. I was especially pleased to see some Harebells as well as all the gorgeous Ragged Robin (which has an equally pretty name in German: Kuckucks-Lichtnelke, literally ‘cuckoo light carnation’).

I added some Euphorbia cyparissias, (spurge, or in German ‘wolf’s milk’ – Wolfsmilch), Leucanthemum vulgare (Moon Daisies), pink clover, cow parsley (just starting to open here) and buttercups as well as a few grasses.

Harebells always make me smile, as we have a lot of hares in this area and I like to imagine the hares playing with these flowers! πŸ˜‰

From above you can see the variety of wild flowers and grasses a little better.

Click on the images below for a slideshow.

Thanks to Cathy and all the other vase makers brightening up the start to the week!

42 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: May Bouquet

  1. How very cheerful!!! I love Ragged Robin! It has become one of my very favorite perennials. It has such a light-hearted manner that just makes everything more cheerful and sweet.

    • I love collecting wild flowers Cathy, and used to press them. But now I think putting them in a vase and photographing them is a much nicer way to preserve their beauty! πŸ™‚

    • Some of the common names for plants are revealing, some magical and some plain boring. But I agree that ragged robin and harebell both conjure up lovely images!

  2. How lovely having wild flowers to pick from the garden, what a pretty bouquet. I love Ragged Robin, I grow it by my pond, I wish it would spread.

  3. Cathy your bouquet is wonderful, I love the joy that brings the unique flowers and wild herbs. I love the Margaritas de la Luna, as do the Buttercups. The pink clover I like a lot. It’s a magnificent vase that says Primavera, I love it. Enjoy the good weather and gardening. Greetings from Margarita. πŸ™‚

  4. How fun to have wildflowers to pick in your own garden! The only thing that creeps into my garden is ivy 😦 Your temperatures are once again above ours, which I still find utterly remarkable.

    • Yes, remarkable indeed. Although today it is cooler and raining here at last. The weather is up and down this spring. Only a week ago I was worrying about frost, and on Saturday I planted out tomatoes and was worried about them getting singed in the sun! LOL!

  5. It’s fascinating to see the similarities between your wildflower vase and mine, though I think the only flower they actually have in common is the clover. πŸ˜‰ I did find Leucanthemum further up the hill; it is an introduced plant here and can be a problem in hay fields, but still rather pretty! Love your ragged robin and all those folk names, English and German alike! They make their own pictures of the garden and countryside, don’t they? πŸ™‚

    • I thought the same Amy, and wished I had one of your vases to put them in! Will you have vases in your shop soon? Would shipping to Germany be possible without breakage?

  6. What a beautiful arrangement, Cathy. The colors are cheery and the overall effect is very sweet, and the way you photographed it against the blue in the gorgeous sky really made a visual impact! My flower garden is quite confused. We can hardly believe it, but we are still having rain! Floods or drought! LOL!

    • Your garden will possibly bring you some surprises this year after all your cooler weather and rain! Good news for the woodland in your area though, to help it regenerate. Enjoy a walk or two in the rain while it lasts Debra! πŸ˜‰

    • Ragged robin is, botanically, Lychnis flos-cuculi. It likes damp meadows but turns up in drier areas when the grass is tall. πŸ™‚

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