Another mini-arrangement this week features Tulipa batalinii ‘Honky Tonk’, a lovely, butter-yellow species that has increased well in my garden since last year. Also included are Native Crested Iris (Iris cristata) and three different violets that grow wild around my yard, including the speckled hybrid I adore, Viola sororia ‘Freckles’.
I’m joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden’s In a Vase on Monday meme. Click the link to see what gardeners the world over are arranging this week.
Honky Tonk indeed 🙂
🙂 Thanks, Karen!
While the other flowers are very pretty, violets hold a special place in my heart. I have never seen one like your Freckles before.
Thank you, Anne. ‘Freckles’ has earned its own special place in the garden, whereas the others are left to run wild throughout the yard. A pretty, little thing!
This is delightful, Eliza!
Thank you, Julie!
I love this tulip and irises are always a winner for me. Such a pretty arrangement Eliza.
Thank you very much!
FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHS ELIZA, CHINA
Thank you, China, much appreciated!
How sweet! Tiny treasures. I’m a fan of ‘Freckles’ too.
Thank you, Susan! Tiny treasures, indeed. 🙂
All pretty, but the Freckles made me smile.
Thank you, Judy. It’s a sweet violet that I have to work at keeping from the other types that might cross with it. I love its annual show!
Early spring in a vase, gorgeous.
Thank you, Christina.
Beautiful. I love your Viola ‘Freckles’
Thank you, Susie. It is a pretty little flower, so different from the rest.
Those yellow tulips are stunning! They look very lovely with the complementary purple of your iris and violets. The perfect combination.
Thank you, Cindy! I’ve been so pleased with this pretty little tulip.
What a perfect name: Freckles! That’s a perky little Tulip. Are you familiar with the Stepables violet. One plant has really spread in many area of the yard, mower goes right over them.
I hadn’t heard of Stepables and had to look them up. A great niche idea!
Now “Honky Tonk Woman” is going through my head. Had to listen to it on You-Tube. 😉
I love crested iris, the perfect shape for looking down on in the garden. I hadn’t thought to use them in the vase, what a lovely combination you’ve created, Eliza.
Thank you, Lynn. I also love the way raindrops puddle in the triangular center, refracting the light – perfection!
Can’t beat that yellow and purple combination!
Thank you, Sandy!
Just spectacular shots, Eliza! I especially love the violets.
Thank you very much!
I really have to try some species tulips in my garden. I love your lemony ‘Honky Tonk’! The yellow-purple combination is perfect. Your native Iris reminds me a lot of our native Iris douglasiana.
Thank you, Kris. The iris do look similar. I really love that tulip and it is the first one ever to actually increase instead of die in my garden.
Love the colour combination
Thank you, Karina!
Blue and yellow is a favorite, as are violets – but, who could resist the Honky Tonk? How do the Iris cristata fare in a vase?
Thank you, Amelia. Don’t you love that name? I’d love to know the story behind its naming.
Being iris, I expect they will last only a few days. I made sure I picked ones that had just opened to get maximum yield.
I would like to hear that story, too!
Lovely arrangement and color combination!🙂
A sweet arrangement and what a good colour combination. The Iris is a great little plant and doing very well in your garden too.
Thank you, Noelle.
Pretty and delicate blooms, and a lovely table runner beneath the vase too! 😉 I must look out for those irises – love the soft colours. 🙂
Thank you, Cathy, much appreciated. Those iris grow well as a shade ground cover. Very easy to establish and quite hardy.
Oooooh! Such a beautiful arrangement. I love violets. I’ve never seen the “Freckles” variety before. It’s lovely.
Thank you, Robin. It is a charmer, for sure. 🙂
Love yellow and purple … in a hanky tonk way 💕
Thank you, Val. 🙂
Oh, how pretty! Like little sunshine drops!
Thank you, Kathy!
I have several different T batalini rickii and they all do well here – yours look lovely with the contrasting iris and viola…thanks for sharing them
Thank you, Cathy, for hosting!
Beautiful arrangement. Irises are one of my favs 🌹🌺🥀
Thank you, Harold. Those little cuties have sent out even tinier second buds – I love that!
What a delight!
Thank you, Belinda!
So very beautiful!
Thank you, Fi!
Crested iris? They look something like our Pacific Coast iris. I am not familiar with them.
East Coast version, I guess.
There are too many to keep track of.
Such beautiful colours 🙂
Thank you, Rebecca!
So pretty, Eliza!
Thank you, Cynthia!
Those colors are just fabulous!!!
Thank you, Maria!
OOOO I LOVE those yellow tulips, Eliza! And that Iris! Just gorgeous! I had Irises in my gardens but they started to overtake everything. I dug them out, gave them away, and planted more manageable flowers. I enjoyed them while I had them though. I’ve got to find those yellow tulips for my garden. 😁
Oh sorry. Your arrangement is stunning. Quite simple but the both the colors and the way you arranged the flowers are absolutely breathtaking! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
Thank you very much, Amy. ❤
Thanks, Amy! FYI, I got the tulips from John Scheepers, they offer 30 differnt species tulips!
Great tip, Eliza! Thank you!
Beautiful creation and love the top angle captures, Eliza. The doily background compliments wonderfully! Is the doily an heirloom? I still have and love my grandmother’s dollies, they are a wonderful memory for me. 🙂
Thank you, Donna. Yes, I’ve collected lots of old linens, both crocheted and embroidered. Some from relatives, some from yard sales. Few make doilies by hand any more – I love the work of art they are!
I have embroidered ones too. They give me wonderful, happy memories watching my grandmother work on them. I even embroidered a few myself with her direction, but I could never get the hang of crocheting.
What a gorgeous combination, Eliza. I love those Honky Tonks… so delicate.
Thank you, Jane. They are a lovely and graceful tulip.
Honky Tonk _ really such a name for a delicate flower 😉
I often wonder how breeders come up with the names of flowers!
& this I ponder too !
i love a good honky tonkin time. nice flowers too
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