The first Dutch Iris bloomed amid alternating rain and sun this weekend. Something is digging up my tulips and eating them one by one, so I’m glad that the irises are so far untouched.
Beautifully scented, the vase of Iris, Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’, Lavender ‘Sidonie’, and Erysimum still seemed a little sparse. One of the things I like best is watching the flowers open and change through the week, which means some of them need to be unopened buds.
So I added branches of buds of the strongly scented and beautiful Michelia ‘Bubbles’, which may open if they don’t fall off first. They are quite fragile, usually damaged within days by wind and rain outside, but still creating noticeable wafts of scent.
I also made a tiny vase with two little Cynoglossum flowers. I love the colour of these but hesitate to pick too many while it’s Winter in case the bees need them.
At Rambling in the Garden this week Cathy has beautiful and sweetly scented sweet peas.