Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.
Walking though the garden I can almost hear plants murmuring, barely able to hold back their energy and excitement. Daffodils buds are beginning to show color but none have opened. Yesterday I discovered a fat bud on a bearded iris–the first Iris germanica to appear so early.
But the week belongs to Hellebores.
The flowers are served in a large pale yellow Fiestaware soup mug and photographed on the back screened porch in remnants of the late afternoon sun.
Several sprigs of fresh silvery-gray Artemisia foliage is tucked underneath the blooms.
Individual faces capture my heart. Some blush.
Some have freckles.
This one is elongated with two green petals accented in pink.
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ (Wormwood)
Fiestaware Jumbo Soup Mug
If one can have a favorite it has to be this white double. Creamy and pure, with triangular petals, and unfortunately the least prolific, it was purchased at Pine Knot Farm in Virginia in 2016. I expect the plant will continue to bulk up each year.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting and giving us an opportunity to share flower-filled vases across the world. Visit her to discover what she and others found to place In A Vase On Monday.
My eye went to the pretty little double too. Lovely to see these pictures.
It definitely attracts attention. Thanks.
A lovely display, gorgeous yellow vase and the flowers go so well with it. Love the way you shot it too in the warm sunshine. Sadly Monsieur didn’t pull your name out of his hat, Susie 😦 Wishing you a good week x
Thanks Annette. Monsieur is so helpful to you I forgive him for the drawing! Will look for your book another way! Happy week to you too.
Oh I remember that lovely creamy white hellebore from last year – I searched but did not succeed in finding something similar here. Your little grouping of hellobores in those soft powdery shades look delightful in that colour of mug, which suits them perfectly – such a gently pretty vase. Thanks for sharing it, Susie
Cathy, I’m surprised you remember the hellebore but glad you liked it enough to search for one. Have a great week.
It was the creaminess that appealed – so very different from the actual white ones.
Hellebores are so sweet. You must have many, as you are able to pick them.
It doesn’t seem like I have a lot of hellebores but enough so I don’t mind cutting a few from the backs of the plants. Since they last so long outdoors I do like to leave plenty to enjoy in the garden.
That’s what I love about hellebores- all the variations. You can never have too many. Your jugful looks so pretty.
Thanks! There would always be room for more!
I really need to get some more hellebores. There are so many different types and they are all so glorious! Yours are just delicious! Thank you. Amanda https://therunningwave.blogspot.com/2020/01/bellis-perennis-in-vase-on-monday.html
Thanks Amanda. Yes, I definitely recommend more hellebores.
Thank you so much.
You made my day. Sigh. The promise of Hellebores to come. I’m so glad I’ve planted several varieties of Hellebores over the years because they are stunning, hardy early bloomers. Your arrangement is luscious. The Artemisia adds lacy elegance, too.
Hi Beth, so glad to share a “preview” with you of your own hellebores. We are lucky here to have a longer growing season. You certainly know how to pack in a lot.
This is just so pretty, Susie! It brought a smile to my face, just thinking that spring is right around the corner.
Spring does seem close Eliza. Exciting thought! Thanks!
I adore the soft colors of this arrangement, Susie, down to the mug you used as a vase. After all my prior complaints about how late my own hellebores always seem to be in blooming, I noticed buds all over one of them in the garden last week. They haven’t opened yet but at least it seems they’re not going to keep me waiting another 2 months for flowers this year.
Thanks Kris. Glad your hellebores heard your lament. Can’t wait to see them in bloom!
Beautiful flowers, lovely vase, and a very interesting background. Perfect Monday. 🙂
Thanks Judy. For background I used a tea towel with French graphics, a gift from a special niece.
It was lovely!
Mine are still tiny. This is lovely. Well done.
Thanks so much. They’re worth the wait.
Oh, how lovely! The light shining on the petals is so uplifting. Enjoy your early spring treasures Susie!
Thanks Cathy. I need to experiment more with lighting. It does set a mood.
I love the white double also – though it looks like a very soft yellow to me.
Yes I can see some yellow too. Hadn’t noticed before.