The Victorians loved metal, porcelain and glass baskets for bouquets of mixed flowers of all kinds. Long ago I collected these pressed glass baskets from the many antique stores in the Berkshires. They are not expensive and many can be found on Ebay.
These flowers are from my front garden: Red primroses, Queen of the Night black tulips, a dark euphoriba, chartreuse flowered sedum, and ‘Actea’ narcissus or ‘Poeticus’ – can’t tell them apart and I have both.
To be able to use a lot of tulips, I need to go to the supermarket. Tulips don’t last more than a couple of years here before they become small and then disappear. The fiddleheads just show on the tops of the New York ferns.
http://florafocus.wordpress.com/2013/05/12/blooming-tulips-at-keukenhof-the-netherlands/ Floralfocus is a great site for exciting things in the floral world. These photos at Keukenhof in Holland are beautiful.
Another floriferous blog for Mother’s Day is the excellent blog for artists created by my brother, Donald Jurney: www.donaldjurney.blogspot.com Today’s morning post, “Lilac Time” is a symphony of paintings of lilacs by a cavalcade of wonderful artists. It has already been superceded by another post, but click on the link above, then scroll down and take a look.
Happy Mother’s Day! Cheers!