It’s a great time of year for flowers. The first tulip has emerged from the garden, the quince japonica blossom is abundant and beautiful, and the hellebore are still putting on a marvellous show.
In a vase this Monday, I have a collection from the garden which caught the early morning sun. Hellebore are still the stars of the show, with the most stunning colours and delicate form.
The first tulip has emerged, and I just can’t get enough of that quince blossom.
Today’s vase is a very simple ceramic jug. I like it’s 70’s / ‘Good life’ vibe.
The sunrise this morning was practically perfect. All was quiet, except for the birds. I put out more bird seed, and hoped the cat will stay asleep a little longer.
I’ve had a tidy-up / sort-out, and got the garden nick-naks out and ready for action.
They’re catching the sun rather pleasingly on the conservatory windowsill, along with some of last week’s posy, which is drying in the pot. Sadly, overwinter, one of our discoballs perished. It’s snapped around the equator. So I’ve lost a disco ball and will have to think of something fun to do with the leftovers. That big fancy blue lantern was a wedding gift, and the little purple one a birthday pressie. The star vase of orbeez and spider plant is experimental, I hope it’ll work!
Also in vases today, an experiment with glycerin.
Apparently it can preserve flowers and foliage. I’ve used a third glycerin to two thirds warm water in the vase on the left, and just water in the vase on the right. Let’s see how it goes…
I’m drying flowers too…
And I’ve revamped and refreshed my other website, fromeblooms.com with loads of new pictures and links to an etsy shop I’m starting… and stories of green-goings on in Frome, including a video I made of Frome Tree Day, when we planted native species by the river, and heard talks about foraging.
A researcher from BBC Radio Somerset has invited me to talk about blogging, so I might even be on the radio this Thursday – to potentially dozens of local listeners 😉
As I often say, I hope that your plans and plants are coming along nicely. I’ll close with this dramatic transformation that took just a second and heralds the start of spring.