I'm not a great fan of cut flowers, and unless something breaks accidentally in the garden, I rarely bring flowers into the house. The exception being at this desolate end of the Winter when something snaps inside me and I just have to see flowers in bloom.
It's for this reason that I couldn't resist picking up a bunch of flamboyant Parrot Tulips to go with the snowdrops, Eranthus, Hellebores and Pelargoniums that sit in the kitchen window looking out into the greenhouse.
It all adds up to a mixed bag of flora, some hitting your eye as soon as you walk into the room and others, small and more subtle have to be viewed close up to get the full effect of their intricate beauty.
|Charles Darwin presides over this little arrangement of flowers.|
|My taste ranges from this blazing Parrot Tulip....|
|....to this tiny Pelargonium flower.|
|Temperatures way below 0C, but this Eranthus opens up indoors.|
|These Galanthus elwesii have been lurking|
around all Winter, get a jump on Spring indoors.