In a Vase: Rather Small

Not miniature, mind you, just small.  I wanted to enjoy the delicate flowers of Bulbine "Tiny Tangerine" without losing them in the mix.  It's hard enough outdoors, where their little fluffy-centered blooms have to compete with a zillion yellow blooms on Senna nemophila - above on the bush and below on the ground!

So I cut some for today's vase...

...and added a daffodil as the centerpiece.

Narcissus "Pink Charm" was recommended to me last year by a Houston gardening friend as a good warm-winter grower.  It has lived up to the recommendation, just now coming into flower with what appears to be a good bud set despite our nearly frostless winter.

At the back...

...there is Cerinthe major purpurescens and thyme.

Happy IaVoM!  Do check the other vases linking in at Rambling in the Garden!

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Comments: 10
  • #1

    Noelle (Tuesday, 27 March 2018 04:11)

    I love the very exotic looking Bulbine, the details are charming. The colour so clearly echoes those of the frill on the narcissus. A lovely combination of bloom and foliage.

  • #2

    Kris P (Tuesday, 27 March 2018 12:04)

    The Bulbine is just right with that lovely Narcissus. Your orange Bulbine are blooming well ahead of mine. Oddly, the yellow and orange forms bloom on entirely different schedules in my garden.

  • #3

    Jane Ivers (Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:12)

    That’s a dear vase and clever closeup photos. The second photo is especially artistic. I had to look senna nemophila up. (I’m not up to scratch on Botanical names) and discovered it’s an Australian native that I’m familiar with, but that we can’t grow here as we have heavy frost during winter.

  • #4

    Cathy (Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:35)

    The bulbine is a most intersting and delicate looking plant - and doesn't the trumpet of Pink Charm pick out the colour of it beautifully? A great result, Amy

  • #5

    Cathy (Wednesday, 28 March 2018 13:05)

    Hi Amy. Your tangerine flowers are really pretty, and the orangey-pink centre of your narcissus goes perfectly. Lovely vase too. :) Have a great week!

  • #6

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 10 April 2018 19:58)

    Noelle - Thank you so much! I do apologize for the late reply! I was intrigued by how similar the colours were as I wouldn't have guessed it by the way they look in the borders. Thanks so much for stopping by! :)

  • #7

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:01)

    Kris - I've been so pleased the 'Tiny Tangerine' bulbine has begun blooming well. My yellow will be a no-show for flowers for awhile because the rabbits kept it trimmed hard last winter. They are letting it grow now, though - happily for me!

  • #8

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:10)

    Jane - I had wondered how cold hardy the Senna is; we don't drop much below freezing here, so it does quite well. I do love it, and pretty much every other Australian native I've tried, with the exception of kangaroo paws... well, I love them, too, but what between the heat and the rabbits, I always lose them. I'm so grateful for all the good Australian plants that are offered here (especially those from WA), as many of them grow beautifully in this climate!

  • #9

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:13)

    Cathy@Rambling in the Garden - Thank you so much; I really think the colours are so nice together that it would be tempting to combine them in the borders someday. The Bulbine is proving such a pretty little plant - despite being very unpretentious and always half-hidden under the Senna bush where it works well as groundcover. I need to have some more! ;-)

  • #10

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:15)

    Cathy@Words and Herbs - Many thanks, Cathy! It was a fun little posy to put together. :) I'm a week late with replying, but I hope you have a lovely one now!