Given that I had a vase of flowers from the garden, I could hardly let my Monday go by without contributing to Cathy’s meme “In a Vase on Monday”! Thank you Cathy, of Rambling in the garden https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/in-a-vase-on-monday-in-your-own-hands/ , for hosting such a fun meme! Pop on over to Cathy’s blog to see some great ideas for creating arrangements from what is in the garden now from gardens all around the world!
These parrot tulips are new flowers for me. We planted them last fall, and they have provided a lovely pop of colour in the garden.
They are rather unusual, or shall I say “sloppy”? Yes, I’m sorry, I think they are rather sloppy the way they open up and seem to almost hang with their arms wide open! I still like them, I just find them rather … odd?
Their petals have a fringe to them, too, just to make sure they are completely different looking to other tulips! 😉
My second vase is filled with flowers that were either on the ground, or I cut them because they were on their way out…
Lovely colours, even if a bit tattered looking!
I’m loving that I had enough tulips to cut for a vase. I *still* struggle with cutting flowers from the garden! It’s not so bad if they are nearly gone though.
I’ll finish with one more look at a most unusual tulip…
What a stunning tulip and I love both vases….
Hi Donna, I’m not sure how I missed your comment (sorry for late reply!). Thanks so much for your compliment! 🙂
Gorgeous ! We struggle with cutting flowers , too . Love your closing photo .
Hi Woodlandgnome! My solution with not wanting to cut the flowers is to grow *loads* of flowers so it won’t really matter! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
It is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE it! But if you have seen my vase this week you will understand why, Dana! I managed to cut four, but that was a hard step to take and I know wxactly how you feel. I must try and find a parrot tulip in that gorgeous pink for next year. The stormy sky background makes it all the more dramatic. 🙂 🙂 🙂
Hi Cathy, I apologise for the very late reply (how did I miss this??). Thank you so much Cathy. I keep planting more and more just so it doesn’t hurt so much to cut them! Thankfully, the stormy skies have passed us by and we are finally experiencing a wee bit of warmth and sunshine! Yay! Bring on those summer flowers! Thanks for visiting Cathy 🙂