I've been largely M.I.A. from the "In a Vase on Monday" Blogger's meme. Not because I haven't been putting things in a vase, heck I'll never stop doing that. I just haven't felt like photographing and writing about the vases.
They're Tulip Rococo, part of the massive bulb drop I received last fall from John Schleepers.
When I planted them I thought I'd have no problem cutting them all for use in a vase, that's why they went in a container, and a small one at that.
But they're right outside our back door and I really love seeing them as I come and go throughout the day.
And they're all so different!
How would I decided which one(s) to cut?
The 'Little Princess' species tulips — planted in another container — are about to pop up in glorious "Spanish orange" (whatever that means).
And since each of the 25 bulbs are producing multiple buds these should be much easier to cut.
Or at least that's what I'm telling myself.
Back to the 'Rococo' — I managed to cut two stems after all, and then searched my garden for the perfect accompaniments.
A few small sprigs of Grevillea australis...
And a couple leaves from Arum italicum 'Jack Sprat' seemed to round out the arrangement perfectly.
And this pair of petite, vintage, cornucopia vases holds everything together.
I couldn't find a better place for the pair to live, so they're gracing the bathroom shelf.
It will be a good location for watching the stems elongate and the flowers open.
The mantle is still sporting some of the same bits that went up after Christmas, I just haven't felt the need to completely redo it, instead changing out things as they fail to look fresh.
Store bought tulips add a little color.
A few Saxifraga...
And a brown frond from last summer's Matteuccia struthiopteris (ostrich fern).
That's what's going on here these days. Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for links to all the bloggers sharing vases today!
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