For today's vase I have chosen the perfectly white Pulmonaria Sissinghurst. To 'bulk out the arrangement I really had to hunt around. There was a little patch of wild forget-me-nots in the yet to be mown front lawn. Then across the other side of the drive the patch of 'wild' bluebell was just starting to open.
The little blue vase is standing on a really old napkin. This is part of a set of four with a small tablecloth which is dark blue with white lines. This is a set which is probably now in the region of 35 years old. Oxfam used to 'commission' beautiful cotton wares and other handicrafts made around the world which they sold through their special Christmas catalogues. I can just imagine someone working hard at a loom, and for this reason, cannot bring myself to ditch them. It has probably been washed over 2000 times. The table cloth has faded but is still beautiful, even though it is frail. The napkins were used to wrap packed lunches on workdays.
The white of the pulmonaria is a clear white....
This is the Spanish Bluebell: Hyacinthoides hispanica, which has not scent at all, not at all like Hyacinthoides non-scripta which is the true British bluebell. These are just coming into bloom, and soon the woodland floors will don their springtime haze of sweet smelling nodding heads.
Cathy who hosts this weekly meme, has similarly chosen garden grown 'wild plants' for her theme this week, and for a peep, do go and see what she and other contributors have picked.