In A Vase On Monday – Double Cream

In A Vase On Monday – Double Cream

Every Monday Cathy from Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens.

Last week I included a creamy double-form hybrid hellebore that was just beginning to bloom. I revisited the no-name plant this week and found some fuller flowers. Without even planning an arrangement I photographed them in front of a large ceramic vase for today’s Monday offering. Although eventually I did float the blossoms in a small glass bowl and take pictures, these images better capture the green highlights against the ivory petals with their dancing, ruffled edges.

Helleborus x hybridus


Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose). From PKF.
Shallow glass dish and glass flower ring

Helleborus x hybridus

Last week the weather was sunny magnificence, with one day reaching 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

Here are a few more blooms from the garden.  Daphne sat upon gentle breezes, making each pass by the font door a fragrant delight.

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

More hellebores…

Helleborus x hybridus

Helleborus x hybridus

Helleborus x hybridus

Daffodils could wait no longer to begin spreading cheer.

Narcissus (Daffodil)

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.

28 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Double Cream

  1. Christina

    Hellebores are so beautiful! All the ones you show us are so different from each other yet a flower that produces blooms in winter is special in itself. I like that you showed them almost ‘un-arranged’. They needed nothing to be perfect.

  2. Cathy

    That really is an adorable hellebore, and so different from the white ones, as this is a distinct cream – I am certainly getting the urge to add to my hellebores at the moment!! Good to seeother blooms in your garden too, Susie, so thanks for sharing those with us too.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. Planned to post separately about the other blooms but this was my first opportunity. I’d like to add other distinctive colors of hellebores.

  3. Peter Herpst

    Beautiful and cheerful blooms. Everything here is lying flat on the ground because of record cold temperatures but we can’t see they anymore as they’re covered with a foot and a half of snow. Your pretty flowers give me hope that this will melt soon.

  4. Kris P

    78 degrees! We seem to be stuck in the 50s here, which is quite a switch. Your hellebore is scrumptious. It’s lovely to see your garden waking up.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Well, we’re having a 44 degree day today Kris, but last week was great. Unfortunately I didn’t get any work done in the garden, despite the perfect opportunity. I think spring will arrive quickly so it would be wise to get on it.

  5. Cathy

    I don’t think I have ever seen two hellebores alike, and you have some lovely ones – the cream one really is a distinctive colour. Beautiful!

  6. Annette

    Love the colour of Double Cream! I’m waiting for all my hellebore seedlings to flower, I’m so curious. They say it doesn’t take long but I fear the drought set them back.

  7. tonytomeo

    Daphne odora that is not variegated is not even available here. We grew the (relatively) common variegated cultivar in the 1990s. It was not fun to grow, but those who bought them were happy to get them. Landscapers assured me that they looked better once they got established into a landscape than they did in the confinement of pots. Our hellebores were the same. They did not look good in the nursery, but supposedly did much better in landscapes. However, I do not think that the best did as well as they do elsewhere. I never got flowers like yours.


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