Each Monday from Rambling In The Garden Cathy invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens. Ahead of last night’s plunging temperatures (17°F.), I collected some of the last camellia blossoms along with the season’s first deliciously fragrant Winter Daphne.
An exquisite pair of small cream and blue-gray vases were the inspiration to rejoin Cathy today after a few weeks’ absence.
Our daughter Meghan is visiting this week from Los Angeles and at a large family gathering Saturday her cousin Julie gave her these ceramic vases, thoughtfully sized so they can easily fit into her suitcase for the return trip. The artist is Julie’s mother-in-law, which makes them even more special.
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Daphne odora (Winter daphne)
Ceramic vases by Mary Murray, Mountain Forest Studio. (2.5 W x 3-inches H)
Since mid-December my husband has had some health issues that required our full attention and energy. As things are settling down I hope to find more time to post. Meanwhile I belatedly wish you happiness, peace and flowers in 2019.
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.