Sunday morning a group of friends met to celebrate a milestone birthday for one of the members of our group. Then we went to Olbrich Botanical Gardens to enjoy a perfect spring morning. Brunch was fabulous and the gardens were looking gorgeous; in fact, they were thronged with families. I drove with the birthday girl and when she dropped me off at my house, I dug a clump of sessile Trilliums for her and gave her a bouquet of spring flowers from my garden that I'd picked earlier in the morning. I made one for myself when I made hers.
I decided all the yellow flowers in the garden deserved a yellow vase. I bought this little charmer back at Christmas at the Olbrich Growing Gifts Shop. I loved the idea of a different flower in each container. But I did not stop to think about the fact that they all needed to be filled separately. The other vases that I own that have multiple openings all share a large water reservoir. They are easy to fill and top up. I may need to get an eye-dropper to use to fill this new one!
But it was fun to use and it limited the amount of flowers I needed and the amount of work I had to do to create a display. The flowers include Epimedium versicolor 'Sulphureum' and E. pubigerum (white), Erythronium 'Pagoda', Helleborus x hybrida 'Sparkling Diamond', Hyacinthinus orientalis 'City of Haarlem', Narcissus 'Beersheba' and Primula veris. The leaves include Dicentra spectabilis 'Gold Heart', Epimedium, unknown Spirea and Euonymous.
Visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what others have put in their vase this morning!