I was envying all the scented Spring flowers that are flowering now in the Northern hemisphere, with the Calianthus finished the Autumn flowers are lovely but not so strongly scented. And then after 210 mm (8 inches) of rain in the last 2 weeks, up popped the newly planted ‘Grand Monarch’ narcissus and one or two others of the ‘Paper White’ type narcissi. These were only planted less than a month ago. Weird having Spring bulbs while the Dahlia and Salvia and Chrysanthemums are still going strong.
They go together well though, in a very simple arrangement with the one ‘Strawberry Hill’ rose, the lovely Osteospermum ‘Buttermilk’ and some foliage from the Escallonia ‘Gold Brian’, a shrub which has doubled in size in the wet weather this summer.
I am a day late for the Monday Vase, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.