I have loved ‘citrus colours’ – lime green, orange, and lemon yellow since I was young, and as a student once went a whole year wearing lime green overalls with orange, red and pink underneath. For my vase today the first yellow daffodils contributed the lemon colour to the oranges, mandarins, and limes blown onto the ground after the storm on Friday.
This didn’t feel like enough, so I added a yellow Dutch Iris bud, the first of the Avalanche Narcissus and the paler and taller Silver Chimes.
As the day went on I picked up more limes and finally a bunch of yellow wallflowers which had to be trimmed, now that I can widen the path where the olive tree fell down.
This made a nice full vase to take home and and a bud to watch as it opens.
I am definitely making Lime Ginger Marmalade this week, after weeks of having not enough time, giving away too many limes, or eating all the ginger. C has washed and sliced the limes using the mandolin, and they are soaking in a big bowl of water.
Cathy at Rambling in the Garden was also picking up after a storm to make her vase today and you will find flowers from around the world there.