Tag Archives: Warmenhoven

In a Vase at Chelsea


What a strikingly colourful display in the Grand Pavilion! See those vases?

I wish I’d looked more closely at this stall now but I was on the hunt forĀ alliums to add to the few I have in my garden and spotted a spectacular display by the Dutch specialist, Warmenhoven.


The tall white at the back is called Mount Everest. The whole stall was full of alliums and amaryllis


I liked the look of the pink allium – Twinkling StarsDSCF8670

and this shorter white


for a large more open head – Purple Rain


and for some height Ambassador


for a bit of quirky pzazz, how about these (not easy to photograph against all the others)


but if I buy one of these alien looking creatures I think it would have to be this one called Art


They look so silly – a bad hair day for Alli -they’d be great for a future Vase on Monday.

Joining in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden


Cee’s Flower of the Day

and my IAVOM : aguilegias, plantain, sweet cicely and that stripy grass I don’t know the name of.

The vase is a jam jar dipped in the same paint I painted the walls with. Colour = Quilted Calico4


It is Aquilegia time in my garden, no named varieties just scattered seeds from previous years. Always a wonderful surprise mix of colours. I’m on the look out for a bright pink and a pure white to liven up the palette.