There was plenty of time to look around and decide what to put in a vase for Monday.
I chose this Spirea foliage. (Again).
I'd already chosen the white bells and a few other bits. In the end though I left everything else out as I think the white flowers against the dark foliage are perfect on their own.
I've also got these tulips on my kitchen windowsill. So far they are behaving well. They are tightly packed in. These are more Darwin Hybrids and I chose all the salmon ones.
Last week I picked tight buds and arranged them with foliage to hold them in place. What I didn't realise was that tulip stems continue to grow after they've been picked. I learnt this from Julie at Peonies and Posies.
So even though I did chop some off the stems they became rather unruly.
Look how beautiful they were though! They were like silk dresses. I kept them until they were very far gone. Definitely growing old gracefully.
For colourful and creative vases visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. In a vase on Monday.