Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share an arrangement using materials collected from our gardens.
The starting point for today’s vase is a small glass bowl I found in the NCMA gift shop while visiting Art In Bloom this week. The glass is translucent white and has a pleasing low profile, rounded form.
I have been enjoying the striking blooms of Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker.’
My plan was to showcase anemones alone, but the result was so stark, I revisited the garden to collect a few hellebores to fill out the arrangement.
A stem of Leucojum is tucked among the hellebores.
Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten Rose)
Rounded white glass bowl
It was worth refashioning the design. In the end the colors of the hellebores brought out the purple hue of the anemones, resulting in a richer, more satisfying Monday vase.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower designs across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place In A Vase On Monday.
I have been fortunate enough to see several Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ at Brookgreen gardens – gorgeous. Lovely arrangement. 🙂
Brookgreen is a lovely place. I first saw anemone years ago at a local garden tour and thought they were the most perfect flower. Having trouble growing them in quantity, but my one little plant is feeding my vases.
An unusual but very lovely combination. I love the deep colour of A. ‘Mr. Fokker’, it might be my favourite Anemone and for me it is always the tallest.
It’s my favorite anemone also, though I’ve seen pictures of a burgundy one that is striking. I need to replant anemones as only one survives.
A stunning arrangement. The purply blue of your Anemone is such a great contrast to the dusky pink hellebore – they almost look like fabrics.
Thanks. I like the way these colors worked together.
A perfect spring arrangement.
Thanks. It is fun to have some pretty colors to play with.
The new vase is a perfect size and shape and that purple makes the whole bouquet pop. Still waiting for spring in my garden.
Thanks Linda. I think the new vase will be a favorite. What can we do to entice spring this year? Today is supposed to be spring-like here today so looking forward to puttering in the garden.
When I saw your vase, I just smiled….it made me so happy to see all these blooms as we are still snow covered. And the translucent vase is perfect against the colors in your vase.
You must be tired of the snow Donna. Glad for your smile!
A delightful combination of beautiful blooms!
I always love to see the blue of Mr Fokker (and I have belatedly bought some corms so will be planting them in succession, but probably all in pots), It is interesting how using the other components has somehow enhanced the blueness creating, as you say, a most satisfying vase, Thanks for sharing it
Hope your Mr Fokker corms do well Cathy. I like your idea of planting them in pots. Maybe I can still find some to try also.
They seem to be temperamental here otherwise – but I might chance a few outside
You’ve anemones already, how wonderful! What a striking arrangement, Susie, I love the way the flowers bend their little, sweet heads and look at their reflection in the glass. Happy Easter 🙂
Yes, they’ve been flowering for a few weeks; sadly only one plant survived the winter thought. Happy Easter Annette.
Every component is beautiful! I love the detail of the single hellebore bloom hanging along the side of the vase.
Thank you. Appreciate you taking time to comment Terri.
Ooh! How beautifully you’ve arranged them! I love the close-ups too.
Thanks Ali, it seemed each little bloom was so different that all deserved a closeup.
Pretty and elegant, Susie. I love the new vase too. I wish my Anemones looked half as good as yours. Even planted inside the new lath house, they weren’t happy here.
Thanks Kris. I love your lath house.
Perhaps it is the light, but the whole arrangement looks to be made of French porcelain – so lovely!
Interesting observation. I can see it too Eliza!
Another beautiful arrangement. Really like that vase – perfect for those Hellebores! 🙂
Thanks Cathy. I’m sure the new vase will show up again on Mondays. It’s a perfect size.
It’s a very satisfying vase and and very pretty. Picking hellebores as they have just lost their stamens means they last longer in the vase too.
That’s a helpful tip.
Lovely pastels and your photos are wonderful. Happy Spring.
Happy spring to you also. Today it finally feels like spring.
Love the Muscari photo on top!
Gorgeous Hellebores and great combination of flowers.
Thanks. Great year for hellebores.
That is the sort of Leucojum snowdrop I have. (I did not know I had it until it bloomed this year.) It is not the popular Galanthus snowdrop though. I think I have seen to many of those to want any for my garden. Anemones are rad though. I wish I could grow them as perennials.
So pretty and so stylish. I love your new vase and of course anemones are always winners.
Thanks so much. Anemones are great. Mine are puny compared to the first ones I ever saw at a garden on tour locally.
That is so precious (I mean that in a good way) and even the nodding nature of Hellebores works in your composition.
Precious is a good word. Thanks Ricki! And there’s no way around letting those hellebores nod there little heads.