In a vase on Monday – Spring’s Supporting Act

Well, I almost brought myself to cut the Belle Epoque tulips (an absolute favourite) for a vase, but I am afraid that I am enjoying seeing them from my kitchen window too much. They are still in the garden.

So in looking around for cutting material I realised that I was collecting what could be regarded as ‘supporting’ players (and some even weeds) to the main spring flower show.


However, as the bunch grew in size I was more and more taken with the tapestry effect woven by the smaller flowers and fresh leaves together. In fact, I was reminded of the Kaffe Fassett designs that I used to stitch.


A Kaffe Fassett knitted design

In my vase today, the flowers are: grape hyacinth ‘Valerie Finnis’ (still going strong – this is such a performer), honesty, erysimum ‘Bowles Mauve’, forget-me-not, chives, flowering currant, geranium phaeum, centaurea montana


And the leaves are: photinia ‘Red Robin’, spirea japonica ‘Goldflame’, a dark small hebe (inherited – so no idea what), euphorbia oblongata and cow parsley (from the meadow patch – honest!)


Once the tulips that I’ve planted in the vegetable patch are flowering I am sure that I will be able to bring myself to cut some …


The bunch seen from above

Meanwhile, I am happy to applaud the supporting act, in all its glorious technicolour.

I am joining Cathy for her weekly ‘In a vase on Monday’ meme. Take a look there to find some beautiful arrangements with real spring bulbs and some inspirational floral designs.



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21 Responses to In a vase on Monday – Spring’s Supporting Act

  1. Sam says:

    You’re right – it is a tapestry of colour. Lovely.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Tapestry is an apt description – both your bouquet and your knitted handiwork are lovely!

    • Thanks, but it looks like I’ve misled you a bit. I don’t knit like this unfortunately, but I can manage tapestry kits! This Kaffe Fassett work was from his website (to get the similar colour combination).

  3. Kris P says:

    Your tapestry arrangement is beautiful!

  4. Oh I agree…what a tapestry of blooms in that vase….I really love the riot of colors that says, SPRING!

  5. Thanks for this splash of color 🌻🌺🌷

  6. inesephoto says:

    Wow, I opened your link, it is amazing. Both this beautiful bouquet and your tapestry are the feast of colors!

  7. Christina says:

    Real statement of spring in a vase. I like how the colours form a tapestry of textures.

  8. Definitely Kaffe Fassett! Fabulous!!!!

  9. Cathy says:

    Glorious really is the right word! A lovely mix of rich colours. I have planted enough tulips over the past few years to finally feel more relaxed about cutting some for a vase, but I do know how you feel!

  10. Robbie says:

    Oh my goodness that is a stunning flower collection and it does look like your knitted design..I had to take a double take-that is knitted??? wow-beautiful and your flowers look like a living knitted piece:-) the colors match!!! I took a triple take-LOL-wow:-)

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