So much of what is blooming now is old fashioned, like the lilac. I love it and wouldn’t want to miss having that fragrance in the house, but wanted to update it some.
Combining it with the acid green blooms of Euphorbia wulfenii and a single ‘Queen of the Night’ tulip did it for me.
A new vase came from the local one-stop for half off.
You can’t get much older-fashioned that bleeding heart and forget-me-not.
Rescued from prissiness by a few emerging bronze leaflets of tree peony. If you haven’t yet tuned in to ‘In a Vase on Monday’, I strongly recommend you click through now to (Rambling in the Garden) to see what it’s all about.
I like your updating touches. Great ideas for lilacs which I tend to plunk into vases by themselves. Lilac, Forget-me-not and Bleeding Heart make my sentimental heart happy!
They do kinda push all the nostalgia buttons.
Nice! I like the vase, too. 🙂
Oh, I love Lilac! And Bleeding Heart! Both vases are winners.
Lilac time is oh, so fleeting. Maybe that’s part of what makes it so special.
Old-fashioned flowers are some of the best. I like the bleeding heart and forget-me-nots. Your new vase is great.
Mondays have given me a new reason to give in to vase-buying impulses.
Acid green works with the lilac for me, good job!
I can still remember the shock of the new the first time i saw a Euphorbia in bloom. It still gives me a little chill.
Mondays are a great excuse for treating ourselves to new vases these days, and this white one is really quite elegant. I love Bleeding Heart, and combined with forget-me-nots it makes a great arrangement. Enjoy the lilac scent!
The bleeding heart is in an out-of-the way place in the garden, so I’m enjoying having it in the house (though I did only pick one stem). Oh, yes…the scent is divine, and not overpowering.
I know what you mean about ‘old fashioned’ but they are in fact both charming – and what an apt description of bleeding heart… prissiness! Thanks for sharing
I don’t hold its prissiness against it.