The scent of any flower seems to me most divine when it’s the first one of the year, although it’s hard to get immune to either Freesias or Sweet Peas. I have a few clumps of Freesia alba ‘Burtonii’ which are smaller and sweetly scented, but even the larger hybrids are beautifully scented this year.
The wind was blowing a gale, so I put my vase in the greenhouse amongst my newly planted strawberries for the photos. The light coloured flowers didn’t show up very well against the greenhouse windows.
Another tulip survivor – Camargue, one of my favourites. The beautiful pink Bilbergia were just opening to reveal their navy, green, yellow and pink insides.
I love my little Snowflakes but they were hard to photograph, flattening out in the dull light.
The Earliest Dutch Iris seem to be mostly this pale yellow and pale mauve. I haven’t seen any of the darker ones yet.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for continuing to inspire me to cheer up the week with a bunch of flowers.