Camellias are blooming, species tulips, snowdrops, early narcissus, stachyurus praecox, daphne odora, an explosion of hellebores along with things that have been blooming for a while now. Although it's still winter, it feels and looks like spring. Today was a bit blustery and cold but mostly, it feels like spring. I noticed this bird or other critter-planted ornamental plum beginning to bloom and decided it would be great to try and do something ikebana-esque with them and also cut a nice bunch of berries from the Pernettya mucronata.
After several minutes of searching for a perfect vase for a minimalist arrangement and several more minutes trying to make branches stay in place and do something minimalist, I gave up and cut some camellias and stachyurus praecox to join these in a different vase.
Spring magic instead.
Raise your hand if you're ready for spring!
Happy new week!