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.