I wasn’t able to make my own flower arrangement this week for “In a vase on Monday,”‘ but to see what other garden bloggers have created, please visit host Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
Supermarket tulips, sweet woodruff, and some other little
weed wildflower from behind our fence, as well as golden spirea leaves from the flower bed.
To see what other gardeners have put in a vase today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. She hosts this Monday theme.
Happy May Day!
I went over to the University of Hohenheim’s Spielhaus garden for the first time in months yesterday to see what was blooming in mid April. The cherry trees that were so amazing this time last year had finished and the magnolias were also winding down. The perennial beds were still pretty subdued, except for this very nice bit just below the terrace and wisteria arbor.
I thought this combination was great: Tulipa clusiana ‘Tubergen’s Gem’ and yellow Aurinia saxatilis ‘Compactum’. The little weeping tree above them is Sophora japonica ‘Pendula’.
The Spielhaus (play house) was built in the 1780s for Grand Duke Carl Eugen von Württemberg and Franziska von Hohenheim, his mistress and then morganatic wife. It originally only had one floor and was one of about 60 folly-type structures in their “English garden” of Hohenheim Palace.
In another part of the Spielhaus garden, these small tulips were really sweet.
I loved these Tulipa clusiana var. clusiana.
I also loved the Tulipa sylvestris, although I didn’t take a very good picture of them.
I like the way they all turn in more or less the same direction.
To see the mid-April flowers of other garden bloggers, please visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens.
I got up this morning determined to make an arrangement for this cute little Majolica-style vase that I bought at the Saturday flea market. I found these flowers growing in the grass and along the fence in the backyard.
By the time I had everything assembled, I had lost the good morning light inside. So I spent some time wandering around the house looking for a bright place to take pictures. At one point I was in the linen closet. By 2:00 p.m., I was back in the living room with one-half of the curtains pulled back.
The vase is about 8″ (20 cm.) tall. I say “Majolica-style” because after an hour (or two) on the internet I was no closer to figuring out if it is real or fake. It cost only €8, so I suspect the latter.
To see what other garden bloggers have put in vases today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.