In A Vase On Monday – Winter Flowers In A Mug

In A Vase On Monday – Winter Flowers In A Mug

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.

In A Vase On Monday – Winter Flowers In A Mug

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.

In A Vase On Monday – Winter Flowers In A Mug

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.

In A Vase On Monday – Winter Flowers In A Mug

Several sprigs of fresh silvery-gray Artemisia foliage is tucked underneath the blooms.

Artemisia and Hellebores

Individual faces capture my heart. Some blush.

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

Some have freckles.

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

This one is elongated with two green petals accented in pink.

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

Materials
Flowers
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Foliage
Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ (Wormwood)
Container
Fiestaware Jumbo Soup Mug

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

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.

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)

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.

30 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Winter Flowers In A Mug

  1. Annette

    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

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  2. Cathy

    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

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

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  3. Beth @ PlantPostings

    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.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      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.

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  4. Kris P

    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.

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