For flower lovers, the ability to step out into the garden and pick a fistful of blooms for a vase, is one of spring’s great pleasures.
Here are some anonymous rhymes celebrating and beckoning vernal season.
Camassias are delightful when grouped together in the garden or in a vase.
Flowers from bulbs are easy to arrange informally in a vase.
I am now digging big wide round holes and placing lots of bulbs of different sizes and bloom times all together at differing depths.
Most of us prefer tulips in a vase when they are closed or just partly open, rather than splayed outwards, wide open, just before the petals fall.
Tulips are one of our most popular spring flowering bulbs. Colette wrote about how to revive a cut tulip that is drooping.
Amy Stewart has written a fascinating book called Wicked Plants.
The Dutch flower paintings of the 17th Century reflected beauty, over scientific accuracy. Learn more about the Dutch, flower painting business...