In spring the garden is full of yellow flowers which is cheerful but not exactly subtle.
So today I felt in the mood for some pure white and maybe some delicate cream. We all love white flowers; Vita Sackville West’s white garden at Sissinghurst must be one of the most imitated. I don’t have a white garden but I always have plenty of white flowers.
Today is Monday, the day that Cathy at Rambling in the Garden asks us to share a vase of flowers from the garden. So I pulled out my shiny black vase and filled it with cream and white and off-white off flowers and I am pleased with the frothy effect.
The orange makes a jarring note on this next one but it is quite dainty and is scented. I think the large white one might be ‘Mount Hood’.
My favourite is Narcissus ‘Thalia’ which I have planted all over the garden.
I am not so keen on the double ones but these are a nice creamy colour.
Leucojum aestivum is great for a vase and they grow like weeds in my garden.
The creamy flower above is Skimmia x confusa ‘Kew Green’ which is deliciously fragrant. The one below is ‘Kew White’. Skimmias are easy from cuttings so I have them dotted about the garden with white, cream or pink flowers.
Ribes sanguineum ‘White icicle’ adds a bit of froth and looks good with the Skimmia x confusa.
I have been in a bit of a rush today but it is always worth taking a few minutes to make sure we bring some flowers inside to enjoy, specially if we have the bonus of delicious scent. So many thanks to Cathy for encouraging us all to take the time to bring some of the garden indoors.