Our April showers began last week. It feels like winter just doesn't want to let go with rain and wind, or plain cool and cloudy days. Last Tuesday the sun shone just as we were getting ready to go to a friend's house for dinner. I took advantage of the sun to cut a few things from the garden and popped them in this little Italian tomato paste can. I've been saving it for an early bouquet when most of the flowers are small.
This arrangement has a Hellebore, Iris reticulata 'Harmony' and three varieties of Galanthus: Flore Pleno (double), Viridipice (green tips on the inner and outer segments) and Magnet. My other snowdrops are still nothing more than leaves. I'm hoping I will still get blooms on them this year. Saturday was gorgeous but I was indoors at a daylong garden symposium! Sunday it was back to rain. Maybe there will be more choices to put into a vase by next Monday.
To see what other gardeners have taken from their gardens to put into a vase, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this weekly meme.