“What gardening offers is the perfect, and complementary, combination of art and craft. Indeed, I cannot think of any other common pastime that so completely combines those two virtues.” ~Ursula Buchan
Things are getting busy with garden clean up, beginning of projects and planting. So I thought I would do a quick Vase post, and leave my native plant profile for Wednesday, Earth Day. We have had outstanding weather this past week, which is pushing all the early bulbs to start blooming. Of course the forecast for this week is cooler to cold and rain/snow, but the early bulbs won’t mind.
And with all these blooms, it is the perfect time to make some vases. So I am joining Cathy@Rambling in the Garden for her wonderful meme, In a Vase on Monday.
My first daffodils to bloom are the big yellow trumpet variety. I am noticing they need to be divided as only half bloomed, so I will do that shortly. I couldn’t wait to put these yellow beauties in a very special vase. This simple blue vase was a favorite of my Irish grandmother. I don’t know how she acquired the vase, but she always wanted me to have it. I love the hand painted yellow flowers that adorn it. This is the first arrangement I have ever put in this special vase.
And I put it in a place of honor on top of our antique china cabinet where display some favorite handmade glassware and pitchers.
I have been waiting all winter to use this Wade Porcelain vase. it matches my Irish teapot that I used for a vase back in March for St.Patrick’s Day. What better flower to put in the vase than Helleborus orientalis. This is the first one I ever planted in my first garden and brought here to this garden.
It is a gorgeous dusty rose color.
I placed the vase on our mantle with my Spanish fan. It is perfect….
And finally I had to make a vase from all the small bulbs blooming quickly. I have loads of Chionodoxa or Glory of the Snow, Puschkinia scilloides or Striped Squill and Scilla siberica or Siberian Squill. And I thought the striping and blues would mix perfectly. I added a some of the snowdrops still blooming.
I placed the vase in the corner of the window ledge where I can see it. And I thought this lovely cloisonné egg was a wonderful accent.
So there you have it…three vases from spring’s bounty.
What flowers are blooming now that would look fabulous in a vase?
Next up on the blog:
Wednesday, I hope to have a wildflower post for Earth Day.
I am also joining in I Heart Macro with Laura@Shine The Divine that happens every Saturday.
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