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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, March 4, 2019

In a Vase on Monday

Nothing original in today's vase, just a few hellebore blooms floating in a punchbowl.

One of the magnolia branches I brought in for  last weeks arrangement  has shedded the fuzzy bud cover and the tightly packed petals are visible.  There were still a lot of fallen budded branches sitting in the garden so many were cut and are now filling vases all over the house.  Finally the rest of the limbs are in the yard waste bins and the garden paths are walkable again, if  a bit littered with sawdust and bamboo leaves.  Anyway, a few twigs made it into the center of today's vase

Throw in a few hellebore blooms ant there you have it, one of my lazier offerings. 

While we all love hellebores blooming in our gardens in the winer, many of the blooms shyly bow their heads toward the ground so we can't fully enjoy their pretty faces.  Floating them is a wonderful way to enjoy them up close and to compare blooms.






It ended up on the dining room table before I got a different tablecloth on it.  The reflections are sort of interesting.

The addictive meme, In a Vase on Monday, is hosted by the amazing and wonderful Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.  Click here to take a look at what others have artistically arranged or casually plonked into a vase today. 

27 comments:

  1. The fact that it was easy to put together doesn't make it any less lovely.

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  2. I agree, floating hellebores are a wonderful way to enjoy these beauties. You have some exquisite ones. Do you think your magnolia buds will open properly indoors? I would like to try if they do.

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    1. I'm not sure about the magnolias opening properly inside as I've never tried forcing them before. The fallen limbs were the only reason I am trying but will keep you posted.

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  3. Glad your clean-up is complete so you can start Spring with a fresh slate. You have a stunning collection of hellebores. Would have one of every kind if they grew here.

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    1. Hellebores are one of the joys of winter gardens here. So sorry you can't grow them.

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  4. What a stunning collection of Hellebores! Absolutely gorgeous. The majority of my blooms were damaged and rotted in the snow event... I'll keep looking at your lovely display for inspiration.

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    1. Many of these were cut from stems lying on the ground. That snow sure did a number on our gardens didn't it?

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  5. That is te perfect thing for floating hellebores in - a footed bowl - and the magnoia twigs add another dimension. Simple but very effective. Thanks for sharing, Peter

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    1. It's always fun to participate in your fun meme and see what I can bring in each week.

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  6. This is lovely! I did this last year with my Hellebores, just last week while cleaning the house I found the crystal bowl I used. Like chavliness a lot of mine are in sorry shape now after being mashed into the ground.

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    1. Let's hope that's the last time we see such heavy snow for a long, long time!

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  7. They are all so pretty . Never apologise for hellebores!

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    1. Thanks Alison. Hellebores are pretty special.

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  8. Oh wow, that's a nice bowlful. I love the speckling and range of colors. You have an excellent selection!

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    1. Thanks, Frank. They'd look really lovely blooming with your special snowdrops.

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  9. You've got a spectacular array of hellebore blooms so, easy or not, no apologies are required. I'm impressed by the shiny dust-free surface of your dining table too!

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    1. The table is usually covered with a tablecloth so the dust-free surface isn't the result of any cleaning I've done.

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  10. I really love it, especially the twigs with buds- a rarity in South Florida - well, Hellebores are too, but I am really enjoying the buds singing the promise of spring flowers..

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    1. It would be a treat to garden in your climate that gives you such floral abundance year round. The slowing down of blooms during the fall and winter makes their return very special.

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  11. Very Ikebana of you. I love seeing those sweet faces of the hellebores. Happy IAVOM.

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  12. Oh, your assortment of hellebores is wonderful. Ours are mostly still hiding yet, or bowed by the weight they had to bear when under snow and ice.

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    1. Mine were all squashed to the ground by first the cold and then the snow and it's been surprising to see that some have remained on the ground while a few others have partially picked themselves up.

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  13. Gorgeous hellebores Peter. I am so envious! :)

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