In a Vase on Monday

30 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday”

  1. What a fabulous hubby! I love the daffodil and tulip combination with all the varieties – bet your garden will continue to look stunning as they come up wild each year. Well done and thank you for sharing tips you’ve discovered!

  2. Oh well done to the Bon Viveur for motivating you; I trust he has been really supportive in recent months. I like ‘your’ idea of recycling bulbs and plants, particularly as an increasing number of potted tulips are coming up time and time again. I do hope your lovely Springy vase brings you lots of pleasure during the week

  3. What a sweet and thoughtful man – a keeper, as they say! My spouse wouldn’t dare do that as I’m rather controlling when it comes to my garden. A terrible trait, I know! Now I see I miss out on such beautiful and happy surprises.

    1. You are right – he is. I’m actually a bit of a controller in the garden too! But sometimes he steps happily over my boundaries and I’m grateful.

    1. Thanks for your comment. And I really enjoyed your daffs too, as I commented. Anyone reading should pop over to yours just for the sake of seeing your container!

  4. Such pretty colours and sunlight.. and those black-eyed, feathered tulips are pretty racy, too! My sprouted, forgotten bulbs never got anywhere this year. Tant pis, I’m going to plant them in the communal courtyard and hopefully enjoy them next year.

    1. I hope you do – and, fortunately, next year can always be in our mind’s eye! I shall look at my ‘racy’ yellow tulips in a different light now, thanks to you!

  5. It’s great to see you pop up again in the vase blogroll, Cathy! Kudos to your husband for nudging you out of your funk. Bulb suppliers are just deliverymen – you and your garden make the magic happen. Most of my own bulb blooms are already dying out but then spring starts – and ends – early here. Your arrangement sends me into another fit of tulip envy – I can’t grow tulips even when they’re pre-chilled in a refrigerator.

    1. Thanks Kris – unfortunately this post is giving him ideas above his station. But he is a sweetie. How sad not to be able to grow tulips. But then, I often see wonderful things on your blog that I can’t grow (I think of grevillea and lisianthus envy!)

  6. So glad to see you again, Cathy 🙂 and your lovely garden and flowers too! Which you certainly did grow, otherwise how would we be seeing them here… 😉 The yellows of the tulips and daffodils are so lovely, and Narcissus poeticus recurvus is probably my favorite of all time…

    1. Thanks Amy – kind thoughts! But I did actually get the name of the poeticus narcissus wrong – it’s the earlier one, ‘Actaea’.

    1. Thanks – unfortunately I realised yesterday (on someone else’s blog) that I had got the name wrong – it’s the earlier poeticus variety, ‘Actaea’!

  7. I love seeing how your garden develops. It does make me feel a bit like an underachiever at times, but it’s so inspirational.
    The arrangement is great. The light and colors really glow with spring and I can see how they worked their magic on you 🙂

  8. Oh that’s a most pleasing to the eye vase Cathy. I’m familiar with narcissus ‘Jenny’ but have not come across ‘Peeping Jenny’ before. I’m off to investigate forthwith 🙂

  9. Gorgeous. I love that peach pink tulip in the last photo. What a good idea to replant in the wild garden. I’m planing a forest garden with fruit in my orchard and will copy your idea and transplant bulbs under the trees for next year. Happy Easter Cathy x

    1. Happy Easter to you too, Karen! Of course it’s not really my idea – it came from the Garden Impressionists. I wish I could visit their garden, so inspirational!

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