April’s garden bouquet
It has been so mild of late that all the bulbs I bought in Holland last Autumn are very nearly all in full bloom and the garden is just bursting with colour and promise. This and the fact that last month’s bouquet was cool in colour made me wish for a colourful combination.
The zesty chartreuse green of euphorbia seemed to beckon from under our Acer as did the pretty bluebells and anemones. In a few of the shadier corners of the garden I found the poppies and forget-me-knots; such simple but evocative flowers. There is a sprig of lemon hellebore and some fronds from the kale that has gone to seed, along with fennel, chard and geranium for movement and scent. The tulips are Queen of the Night and Blue Diamond – which is meant to be a late variety but has turned up early!
Our Rhododendrons are in bud but showing colour so perhaps next month I will get to incorporate some bigger blooms, in the mean time I hope you enjoy the fresh lively green and lime tones of spring.