The tulips and daffodils we planted (actually my husband did)have been blooming these past few weeks. The purple iris have appeared also. I can't spend all my tme outside so I have cut a number of flowers to bring inside. I have used this vase before in some other paintings, it is one of my favorites. I really hate to see them die. The worst was a few years ago when I had to go out of town for a week during the peak bloomng time. I guess I could get a flower cam.