A mixture of strong scents are in my vase this week. One of the strongest and and a favourite of me and the bees is the yellow Erysimum, a shrubby perennial wallflower which flowers all winter.
The Narcissus Earlicheer, Soleil d’or, and Grand Monarch all have strong scents, each a little different. The kniphofia is a small, fine leaf type, maybe poco yellow, or yellow popsicle.
The Salvia is either ‘Amore’ or Salvia sagittata. I’ve only taken a little of that as all the bees love it and I like to leave it for them when it’s warm enough for them to venture out. Thank you to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who has Zinnias this week.
12 thoughts on “Lots of scents in a vase on Monday”
It is refreshing to see spring flowers and nice to see a blue salvia with them… something that wouldn’t happen here unless you had a heated greenhouse perhaps! LOL!
There is quite a bit of overlap here, since a lot of the large shrubby salvias flower through the winter, as do the spring bulbs.
That kniphofia with its slightly different shade of yellow adds that little extra something to your spring blooms Cath – such a refreshing vase to those of us in the northern hemisphere
It’s a nice little kniphofia, it seems a bit more robust than ‘Little Maid’ and a little rounder than the ‘popsicle’ ones. I’ll have to dig around it and see if I buried the label with it
A lovely bouquet! Your Narcissus are a breath of fresh air, delightful.
Thank you 🙂
It’s wonderful to see winter/spring flowers again, reminding us that there is life after what already feels like a long, hot, dry summer. I love the Salvia and the Kniphofia.
I’m glad they are refreshing to you 🙂 I’m enjoying the spring flowers and frosty weather, the mud not so much.
Wow– Narcissus is beautiful to see. Love the happiness of the yellow. And the pops of blue salvia just makes the whole bouquet shine.
Thank you! I’m glad you like it. I wish we could share the scent 🙂
Daffodils in July…so beautiful!
Thanks Chris, I’m glad you like them 🙂