In a Vase on Monday – Freesias

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.

iris, narcissus, bilbergia freesia cut flowers

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.

cut flowers in greenhouse with strawberry plants

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.

snowflakes cut flowers

The Earliest Dutch Iris seem to be mostly this pale yellow and pale mauve. I haven’t seen any of the darker ones yet.
white daffodil and camargue tulip with freesias
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for continuing to inspire me to cheer up the week with a bunch of flowers.

18 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Freesias

    1. I just love the colours in the flower- that navy blue with the green and pink. I have it in the garden in retained areas where the soil has been improved. It was growing under gardenias but was getting a bit crowded so I’ve moved it and divided it up. Where do you grow yours?

      1. Mine has never flowered, which is interesting that I recognized yours! Based on what you said, I think it needs actual soil and a bit more sun. It is in sugar sand and shade..

  1. I adore freesias, I don’t think you can beat them for scent. They remind my of my childhood. It’s a very pretty spring vase and your new little strawberries look very good.

  2. Thanks Alison, I have been thinking about scent today – smelled some Jasmine and thought – oh, that has to be one of the best scents. And there are all the carnations and pinks and stocks as well, and of course frangipani in the tropics, and cestrum and datura, and callianthus, and then the roses… I do love freesias though.

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