I brought all of this home with me on Sunday afternoon from Ojai.
It was starting to rain and I knew if I didn't pick the tulips and a few of the other gentle flowers they wouldn't last through the storm.
I have so many lemons and oranges right now, I wish my dog Millie could eat them!
I am not very good at arranging flowers but I enjoy doing it.
Maybe I should take a class or something....?
My preference is always to use the same flower type and color in a single vase because I like the simplicity of the single color.
But the garden gave me so many beautiful things today.
I planted quite a few sweet peas and mixed in some edible peas too.
The edible peas look fun hanging over the side of the little vase.
I threw a few in a salad this weekend and they were sugary sweet.
The blue stalks are a perennial called Pride of Madeira,
very drought tolerant and great in an arrangement.
The bees love these guys.
The little pink guy below is called Cistus or Rock rose, again very little water required.
This bright flower is from another wonderful succulent
I planted quite a few ranunculus in orange, which in addition to purple is my favorite color in this garden.
Iceland poppies were my first really pretty annual grown in my garden when I was newly married.
I remember being so proud of these when they ended up in a bouquet.
How time flies!
My favorite bulb, by far, this spring in the Ojai garden is Tulip Perestroika. It's a reddish orange and came up early and just gorgeous.
The yellow tulip is called Mrs Sheepers
Hope you had a restful weekend
Thank you to every one who left comments on the last post.
I had a crazy week and wasn't able to respond to everyone but I laughed at the fact that we all love to stalk furniture...too funny!