In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance

In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance

Each Monday Cathy from Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase assembled from materials collected in our gardens. Today I almost picked red Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’. It opened in late October and never do I remember having it still in bloom as it is now at late February.

But hellebores are at their peak and seem deserving of the limelight this week.

In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance

Fragrant Daphne odora and and cheerful narcissus are used as companion plants. A stem of Arum provides a bit of foliage interest.

In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance

In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance

In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance

In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance

In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance

In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance


Daphne odora (Winter daphne)
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Arum italicum
Red/black raku vase, Charles Chrisco, Chrisco’s Pottery

Apologies for not responding yet to comments last week. Sometimes we just have to pause. I have been taking care of my husband who continues to meet health challenges with grace and good humor. Please know I appreciate hearing from you and look forward to catching up on your posts soon.

In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance

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.

17 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – February Exuberance

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I rejected the red vase several times while searching for a container, but was just the size I needed and I decided to be bold. The hellebores are better than usual this year.

  1. Cathy

    What a shapely and abundant vase this is Susie – I love it. Best wishes to your husband and I hope that his health improves – but look after yourself too x

  2. Peter Herpst

    Sending you and your husband strength and healing thoughts. I usually float hellebores to better see their faces but you’ve worked your magic with these and they look fabulous this way.

  3. Chloris

    Fabulous! Susie your arrangements are always stunning. So sorry to hear that you are struggling with your husband’s health problems. All my best wishes to you both.

  4. Kris P

    Exuberant to say the least, Susie. The arrangement is spectacular! I can’t even imagine having that many hellebore stems (I was thrilled to have one this week). My large-cupped daffodils have yet to make an appearance but, with temperatures finally creeping up a bit here, maybe that’ll change soon.

    My best wishes to both you and your husband.

  5. Cathy

    How wonderful to have all those hellebores! It is a gorgeous vase Susie. And I especially love the cheeky yellow narcissi peaking out from the back. Like the lighting in the top photos too. Best wishes to your husband.

  6. An Eye For Detail

    This is just gorgeous Susie! And Daphne….mine have both died after about five years so I will try some new ones. They are temperamental, aren’t they? but your Hellebores are so tall and upright: I always have trouble trying to place them in a vase (and yours is so beautiful!)

  7. AlisonC

    What a fabulous vase in shape, colour and arrangement. Just gorgeous. I’m sure it will cheer you. Don’t worry at all about not commenting. There is not enough time for everything.

  8. tonytomeo

    How nice that you still have daphne. I was just telling someone else that, although we have several big daphne plants, we can not enjoy much of the blooms. The plants are stock plants, so must be deprived of their blooms to promote more vegetative growth. It is so sad. After collecting the broken off blooms, I dump a bunch into a pewter bowl on the coffee table just because they are so fragrant.


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