In a vase on Monday – perky posy!


I made this little posy for my lovely neighbour, and, starting with the jewel like tulips, I thought I’d see where they led me.

Firstly T. ‘Queen of the Night’ (and T. Merry go round) and zingy, fresh Spiraea japonica foliage,IMG_4040

then Cerinthe major purpurescens,IMG_4043

and lastly fabulous Erysimum ‘Red Jep’.IMG_4042


With thanks to Cathy who hosts all our Monday vases.

11 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday – perky posy!

  1. Cathy

    What great foliage contrast the spiraea provides – and Red Jep works so well with the tulips too. What sort of plant does it make? I am pretty anti wallflowers at the moment unless they make a an attractive clump. Thanks for sharing, Jen – your neighbour will have been delighted to receive it.

  2. Ali

    GASP! Beautiful!! Your neighbour must have been delighted!! Love the combination of spirea (also asking self why I dug spirea out last autumn – was being out-competed by euphorbia), wallflowers and tulips! I LOVE the green star tulip, and Cerinthe and ‘Red Jep’ are perfect. What a start to my IAVOM reading-quest!

  3. Peter Herpst

    This happy and beautiful floral combination will certainly delight your neighbor. It certainly brightened my day.

  4. Angie @ Isla Verde

    Oh this is beautiful and your post, almost made me cry. three years ago on the way back from our honeymoon, we stopped in Amsterdam, and I brought home some Queen of the Night bulbs. We lovingly called them “The Honeymoon Bulbs” but unfortunately, last year, critters had a feast with them and that was the end of the tulips. Next year, I think I will plant some more.


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