My plantings of lily of the valley (Convallaria majalis) around the yard have grown large enough that I am able enjoy great handfuls of these highly-perfumed, graceful bells in vases inside the house. Truly a heaven-sent scent! As I sit typing, this vase is next to me and I find myself breathing deeply – pleasure at every inhalation!
As well, I’ve included white bleeding heart (Lamprocapnos spectabalis ‘Alba’) and common blue violets (Viola sororia). While these native violets that grow in our lawn are short, the ones in the fields can reach 6-8″ (15-20 cm) long, making them good company for the lily of the valley.
For my vase, I’ve used a heavy, cut-crystal one that I’ve had for ages and cannot remember where I got it. It is a good size, so it gets used quite often.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.