During most of the day on Sunday a mix rain and snow fell from the sky. Because it was wet, cold, and a bit breezy, I didn't linger while cutting vase victims this week. On Friday, while waiting for my car to warm up, a passerby stopped to enjoy the fragrance of Lonicera fragrantissima blooming in my hell strip. It made me happy to see someone else enjoying this winter treat. The strong fragrances of winter bloomers have been greeting my comings and goings for the last few weeks so why not extend the pleasure to the inside of the house?
Since winter scent is a theme, a yard sale perfume bottle came out of the basement along with an old tumbler that was part of Avon's Bristol Blue Collection. The draped glass piece in the middle didn't get used.
From the garden, blooms of Sarcococca, Chimonanthus praecox, Viburnum × bodnantense ‘dawn' Helleborus argutifolius, and branches of Cotoneaster were quickly gathered as slush fell from the sky.
I'd never brought some of these inside before and am pleased with how heavenly the entire room smells.
Not wanting to throw anything away, the remaining cuttings got shoved into a container and thrown on the dining room table.
What has made it into a vase at your place this week?