Although this could very well be a picture of me finding a new treasure at a favorite nursery, it's actually an illustration by David Catrow for a children's book called Plantzilla.

Monday, April 10, 2017

In A Vase On Monday

Passover begins at sundown today and it's holy week in Christendom.  Yesterday was Palm\Passion Sunday, a schizophrenic celebration beginning with a triumphal procession and ending with the passion.  The weather followed the same rythm with blue sky and sun in the  morning followed by cloudy skies (still good for gardening)  which progressed to showers and drizzle after dark.

Outside blooms abound although flower thieves have helped themselves to most of the hellebore blooms in the parking strips.  I'm tempted to dig the plants and move them to the inside garden but there are others who walk by and enjoy them without taking them and there are more hellebores in pots waiting to be planted  inside so they'll stay in the parking strip.  Funny, not a single daffodil in the same space has been "liberated."   Sorry for the digression.  Lots from which to choose today. Flowers of Camellia japonica 'Nuccio's Pearl' have just started opening. They start out like this and then fade from the center outward to a gorgeous pearly white color.

Joining the camellia are a couple of blooms of Daffodil 'British Gamble'

Some grape hyacinths and Spanish bluebells along with foliage of Jacobaea maritima (or some other Dusty Miller - don't remember for sure)

All were thrown into an amethyst-colored glass vase.

Joined here by a glass egg from a long ago Glass Eye Studio seconds sale.  Also added were palm blades  that I had to drag home from church.  

And three decorated chicken eggs.

In A Vase on Monday is hosted by the incredibly talented and inspirational Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  Click here to see her arrangement this week and to find links to those of other participants.
Happy new week!


  1. So sorry to hear that people have been taking your Hellebore flowers from your parking strip. WTF is wrong with people? I well remember taking palm fronds home from church on Palm Sunday.

  2. Perfectly apt for this week, just lovely. I'm sorry the jerks of this world are stealing your flowers. People can certainly suck.

  3. Once again, your accents are as lovely as the floral creation itself, Peter! I'm disgusted on your behalf by the floral thefts but your restrain is admirable - if someone absconded with my hellebore flowers I'd turn into the red queen and be calling for heads!

  4. I think your "British Gamble" has paid off nicely. Funny where people pick things. My garden goes down to the curb and no one who goes by has ever taken a thing. A friend has had flowers picked out of her tiny front garden with a low fence. Hope the Hellebores fell prey to the temptation of beauty rather than pure vandalism

  5. So sorry to hear about your 'plant thieves' - as Ms Wiz said, better that they were taken for their beauty than pure vandalism... That camellia is gorgeous, and you have done something very artistic with eth palm leaf which works beautifully in the arrangement along with the pretty vase and your usual intriguing props. Thnaks for sharing

  6. Another lovely spring arrangement. Your accompanying props are perfect.

  7. What a bummer about the plant thieves.

    Once again, you a lovely arrangement in and out of the vase. Thanks for sharing your beauty.

    Have a wonderful, Easter week ~ FlowerLady

  8. Remember that TV show, "Please Don't Eat the Daisies?" Your theft made me think of it for some reason. :) Also the palm frond triggered the memory of my mother tucking the frond behind an edge of our buffet mirror, where it would stay until the following Palm Sunday. I think she thought it had mystical powers. ;)
    I love the crystal egg (wish you had posted a close up) - glass makers are doing such amazing things these days.

  9. Hellebore thiefs! What hit me about your tale of woe is that you have loads more waiting in the wings! (Wish I had!) The camellia is superb and the accessories so 'Eastery'. Have a good holiday weekend!


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