In a Vase on Monday: Parrot Tulips and a vase of misfits

Parrot tulips

Parrot tulips

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!

up close

up close

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.

front garden with parrot tulips

front garden with parrot tulips

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?

different backdrop

different backdrop

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…

what a stormy sky for a backdrop

what a stormy sky for a backdrop

Lovely colours, even if a bit tattered looking!

miscellaneous tulips

miscellaneous tulips

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.

view from above

view from above

I’ll finish with one more look at a most unusual tulip…

Parrot tulip

Parrot tulip

Happy Monday!

Dana

6 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Parrot Tulips and a vase of misfits

  1. 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 🙂

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