With a week of above normal temperatures, at last my garden is beginning to grow and bloom. Last week everything was tightly budded, but this week is a different story. I had cut a few branches of Japanese quince (Chaenomeles × superba) to force and then this weekend the forsythia (Forsythia × intermedia) began to bloom along with a few pink hyacinths (Hyacinthus orientalis). I put in a few dried black birch catkins (Betula lenta) for accent.
For a vase, I used my vintage ‘The Cube’ cream server (T.G. Green & Co., Church Gresley). The felted Easter eggs I made last week in a workshop at our library. Unfortunately, the dog got a hold of the one on the right, so it looks a bit disheveled. Mementoes for many Easters to come.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.