greentapestry : IAVOM ~ 'It Might As Well Be Spring'

Monday 18 March 2024

IAVOM ~ 'It Might As Well Be Spring'


It was a beautiful start to the day here - warm and sunny with more than a hint of spring in the air.  After all we're now only two days away from that magical equinox. I headed in the direction of the garden more or less straightaway after breakfast to top up that green waste bin. It's now nestled securely in place waiting collection tomorrow. A spot of shopping after lunch and then time to pick a few snippets for this week's 'In A Vase On Monday'. Another trio this week comprising :

  • Muscari 'Valerie Finnis' which is a most delightful baby blue colour.
  • Ribes sanguineum 'Elvington's White' - this is a deciduous shrubs with leaves of a slightly dubious scent.
  • A spriglet of the delicate looking flowers of Prunus incisa 'Kojo -no- mai' also known as the Fuji cherry - I have two of these plants. One is is in a pot whilst the other in the ground is bigger. It can grow into a small tree up to 2.5 metres (8ft) but mine isn't anywhere near that high.  I think that this could be that it just doesn't get enough sun. It came into flower at least a couple of weeks ago.
Thanks to our ever stalwart host Cathy who blogs over at 'Rambling In The Garden'. I wonder what is in everyone else's vases this week. No doubt the wish list will grow and we're off to the first plant sale of the year at the weekend too. I can't wait!


  1. That is such a sweet arrangement, and what beautiful pastel colours.

  2. A great combination and the vase works well with the arrangement, too. Indeed, the color of the Muscari is magical...

  3. Another vase I love! The baby blue Muscari is lovely and I did not know it existed in that color, so pretty. Flowering cherries are something I miss living in the tropics, so thank you for sharing yours. Get shopping! Amelia

  4. That baby blue Muscari is almost unreal, Anna! I'm glad spring is working its magic in your garden and that you're enjoying pleasant weather.

  5. I do love that Muscari Anna! Such a pretty pale blue. And your cherry blossom is gorgeous. Mine has only just started flowering and is very small still. Have fun at the plant sale this weekend, and happy Spring!

  6. Muscari ‘Valerie Finnis’ is a welcome change from the standard deep blue that grows in my garden - it’s very pretty, Anna. Once upon a time I had a Ribes in the garden, until my family starting complaining about a smell in the area - and thought it was a cat. Eventually it had to go, the pressure from husband and four children was too much - but it really is a lovely plant and I’ve often thought that it would be nice to have it back in the garden. You've put it to good use in your arrangement.

  7. The pale coloured muscari are a nice change.

  8. Valerie looks lovely contrasted with 'Kojo -no- mai', and that Ribes is so pretty - I tried to buy it a few years ago but it was out of stock and I ended up with one not as striking as this whose name I can't remember offhand. They look so fresh and spring-like in that pretty white ribbed vase too. I wonder if you treated yourself at the weekend...? I haven't been to a good plant fair for ages...


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