This spring the garden has offered some interesting flowers for arrangements. Tulips, hellebores and lilacs are the main players in the vase above. I have made several similar ones over the past week.
Peony-flowering 'Blue Spectacle' tulips add mauvey-plum or plummy-mauve or some color like that. I love how their stems curve to make a soft and flowing arrangement.
'Double Queen' hellebores have aged from cream to green but they still work well in an arrangement. Hellebore blooms last a long time in the garden or in the vase.
'Katherine Havemeyer' lilacs make a good filler and add that yummy lilac scent to the creation.
Muscari paradoxum are a deeper color than regular grape hyacinths. The buds have a turquoise sheen, then they open to pure navy.
The fluffy white stuff is 'Victoria' rhubarb. Have I mentioned that I'm completely in love with rhubarb for its ornamental qualities? Everyone who visits the garden comments on it - it's about five feet tall right now in bloom. The huge ruffled leaves are beautiful and the flowers work well in arrangements.
I also used several stems of 'June Bride' heuchera buds to add a dainty touch. In this arrangement I forgot to include variegated Solomon's seal (Polygonatum), but it is a useful foliage addition to vases.
If I had unlimited resources, I would bring spring flowers to everyone. But since I am not superwomen, please enjoy this vase via photos. Happy spring!