Monday brings the chance to share cut flowers from the garden by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday.
Early Sunday afternoon it was too icy for me to get out to check for any Hellebores that might be flowering on the northern side of the house. Instead I resorted to using indoor blooms, three flowers from a holiday Phalaenopsis.
A curved section of the orchid stem and a wrapped Warneckii leaf placed in a new white oval container (2.5 x 2.5 inches) made a quick arrangement.
Not really pleased with the result, I tried again. Later in the day after sun had worked its magic against the ice, I ventured out to collect a few hellebores. Many were stuck under the ice, but I did find a few to use. On the way back inside I even plucked a deep purplish-red pansy.
The second version made for a happier vase on Monday.
Phalaenopsis (Moth Orchid)
‘Lemon Lime’ Warneckii
Thanks to Cathy for hosting this weekly flower addiction. It is always interesting and insightful to visit her at Rambling In The Garden to discover what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday and feel free to join in.