Monday, 6 April 2015

In A Vase On Monday ~ A Mixed Bunch


Not surprisingly daffies always come to mind when Easter comes round. So here is a mixed bunch picked from the garden this morning. They include 'Thalia', 'Elka', 'WP Milner', 'Tête-à-Tête', and 'Rijenveld's Early Sensation' (planted late!) amongst one or two others whose names elude me.  'Jenny' and 'Sailboat' are so close to opening that maybe if I had waited until this afternoon they might have been plunged into water too. Some of the daffies seemed rather camera shy not wanting to face the camera. Try as I did I could not get them all to look the same way and say "Cheese".


Also in the vase is some pussy willow which again I always associate with Easter. I'm afraid I've cheated here as this was bought in. At one time this used to be hard to locate but one of the local supermarkets sells it in reasonably priced bunches. I must admit that as well as looking it the strokeability factor is a major attraction for me. It also seems to last for some considerable time. There's also some lonicera 'Baggesen's Gold' in the vase as well plundered from next door with their permission of course.





The vase itself came from the Chester branch of Oxfam several years ago. It was bought as new. I thought that it might be of Indian origin but a sticky label on the base bears the words 'Handcrafted In Thailand'. Whatever its origin it's a long way from home but doing a good job. I hope that those of you who celebrate Easter have had a peaceful and joyous one. Here yesterday morphed from a grey cool morning into the most beautiful spring afternoon where all seemed well with the world. Much gardening was done and more to follow this afternoon.

Thanks to the lovely Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden',who came up with the inspired idea of sharing our vases of flowers at the start of the week.

13 comments:

  1. Your Easter arrangement is so pretty. My Thalia aren't out as yet but they've budded up so they won't be long. I wasn't expecting very good weather this weekend so yesterday was a lovely surprise and we got a bit done in the garden in between decorating the bedroom. I'm hoping that the same will happen again today as it's dawned bright and sunny again.

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  2. A very nice collection of daffodils Anna. I am impatiently waiting for my Thalia to open. I wish they would all flower en masse at the same time! The blue vase is perfect for yellow flowers. :)

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  3. Lovely bunch, so simple and elegant! I like the vase, too. Thanks for sharing, Anna!

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  4. Nothing says Easter like daffodils to me. What a pretty collection you have! I was surprised to find a few late blooming daffodils in my garden too - most are already gone in my area of Southern California.

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  5. They all look lovely in that pretty vase, Anna - I like a blue vase for daffs so thanks for sharing it. What is the small white one? I really must add some white daffodils to the Snowdrop border... Hope you get more gardening done in what promises to be a very lovely week.

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  6. I love the dainty litlle ones. I haven' t got Elke but I keep seeing it; so pretty. For a white daff you just can' t beat Thalia. I love your cheerful Easter arrangement and the blue and white jug is perfect for it.

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  7. Anna - what lovely flowers and they look great in that vase.

    All the best Jan

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  8. Oh Anna the jug is beautifully decorated with those blues and perfect filled with all the daffs....can't wait for my daffs to start blooming. I just love a bouquet of mixed daffs.

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  9. Lovely collection of daffs and you know which is which! Elka is on my list for next spring and I think I need more Thalia. I am sure I had it but I can't find her anywhere.

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  10. A great collection, I have a couple of early varieties out but the rest are sitting in bud, waiting......

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  11. I have a vase if daffodils picked from the plot yesterday and it is filling the room with very springlike perfume. Lovely!

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  12. Lovely spring vase ! The pussy willow is so tactile - I just want to stroke it, and it takes me back to childhood in an instant.

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  13. There are few things I like more than a vase of beautiful daffodils, so you have made me very happy.

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.