Lily sweet surrender with poppies, ixia, Iris

In a Vase on Monday – Lily Sweet Surrender

We took some flowers to C’s father in hospital this weekend, including Sweet Surrender, which is the first of my new lilies to flower. It has burst from the ground with strong long stalks covered with simple flowers.

LIly Sweet Surrender cut flowers

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columbine canadensis

In a Vase on Monday – Ixia Giant Yellow with Columbines and Salvia

There is a wealth of purple at the moment, in fact there is a wealth of flowers in general now, as the days lengthen quickly and the soil is still wet. I considered a completely royal purple vase, with hints of regal gold, but in the end I really wanted to use the lovely giant yellow ixias, and I absolutely love the little red and yellow columbine Aquilegia canadensis.

cut flowers ixia salvia columbine phlomis

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