I don’t feel bad taking flowers away from the garden this week, the wind and rain are going to trash the first Freesias, there are lots of daffodils, and the tulips will be over by next week. Bringing them back to the city means I can enjoy them for a bit more time.
Cathy at Rambling in the Garden hosts ‘In a Vase on Monday’, for which I’ve photographed them prior to bringing them back this morning as the trip can be a little hard on them. I remember reading about Beverly Nichols driving back to London with vases full of flower arrangements carefully packed into the back seat with blankets. Mine must fit into a milk bottle which rides in the cup holder. There’s plenty of room for interactions with the dog or the winding road to cause the flowers to suddenly lose all their petals.
Daffodil Kiwi Sunset is a bit brighter than I would have chosen, although in the garden it hangs it’s head a bit so is not so startling. Still, I much prefer the single, which is ‘my Word’. I love the white cistus, so pretty and poppy-like and not shown at its best in this night time photo, although it doesn’t last long in a vase, and the Narcissus Early Cheer are one of my favourites with their strong scent. The red freesias are the dominant scent though, just the two of them scenting the whole room.