In a Vase on Monday: Yellow and Blues from the Garden

Tete-a-tete

a few Tete-a-tetes  transplanted from my friend’s garden (accidentally came with other gifted flowers!)

It has been quite a while since I’ve joined the meme “In a Vase on Monday” with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com .  This weekend just allowed me the time/energy/ability to gather together a small vase of sweet flowers, so I thought I’d humbly join back into the group.  Feel free to join in, or just go and have a look at what others have in their vases. There is always something nice to see!

the vase in among my allium greens

the vase in among my allium greens

We live in what we describe as a “wind belt”.  It is always windy. Really windy.  So I feared my wee little vase wouldn’t stand a chance and would be knocked over before I could even take a picture.  My solution was to partially push it into the soil of the garden.  I think that provided rather nice surroundings, too. 🙂

lovely colours together

lovely colours together

My friend Susan also gave me a Pulmonaria plant and suggested they look well with daffodils.  I couldn’t agree more.  I have them planted in among my daffodils, but my daffodils come up so late!  So I’ve cut some of the Pulmonaria and thrown them in a vase with my early blooming tete-a-tetes to enjoy that lovely colour combination.

a bit of sunshine

a bit of sunshine

The sun came out for a total of five minutes (after I had taken loads of pictures, of course).  I’m used to how this works, so I grabbed the vase and ran outside and took a load more photos!

full size & tiny size

full size & tiny size

You can really see the size difference in this photo. I should have put the full size daffodils in a separate vase, but I only had two to work with.

Tete-a-tetes with Pulmonaria in a Vase

Tete-a-tetes with Pulmonaria in a Vase

so tiny!

so tiny!

enjoying them inside

enjoying them inside

I hope you enjoyed my arrangement. Thanks for stopping by!
Dana

16 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Yellow and Blues from the Garden

  1. Dana what a lovely vase and a beautiful arrangement. I adore the flowers of Pulmonaria and daffs are just the best spring flower after winter. A perfect combo. And I love where you placed the vase in your garden…very creative and you have given me some wonderful ideas whenever I get back out in the garden….still 2 ft of snow on the ground here.

    • Hi Kris, have you given Pulmonarias a try? I really don’t have a green thumb, so it isn’t skill that grows them. They are very sweet plants. (They don’t live long in a vase, but they sure are pretty outside!) Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. I like to see yellow and blue together, so these make a lovely combination and I do like your slim vase too – although until I read that you had used Tete-a-Tetes I thought it was bigger than it was. Thanks for sharing – good to have you back 🙂

    • Hello Cathy, it is great to be back! Yes, the sizing of the plants can be misleading. I happened to come across the small vase this week and then had it in my head to use it somehow. Funny how things work out!

  3. Good to see you back Dana! And your vase is so full of spring sunshine it made me smile! I really adore Pulmonarias and have never thought of planting them with daffodils, but they do go so well together. I love the way you photographed them outdoors in your flower bed!

    • Hi Cathy, my friend Susan is always full of good ideas! I do think they look nice together. The Pulmonaria has since filled out (since I am a little late in replying here!) even more since I trimmed it back with these cuttings. Thanks for your comments Cathy, always nice to get your feedback! Dana

  4. Thats a lovely arrangement – the vase is really pretty too – I like the dainty decoration – it all goes really well together 🙂 I used tete a tete in mine too (with iris)

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