Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.
I gathered a variety of vase materials yesterday evening, including Thalia daffodils, camellias and luxurious stems of spiraea, but ended up with a simple display using two types of flowers.
[Our daughter designed and built the cherry cabinet for the foyer. She named it Trillium.]
Restricting the choices to Anemone De Caen ‘Mr Fokker’ and a maturing double hellebore hybrid created a spare but powerful color palette.
This fancy hellebore began a lovely, pure white and has gracefully aged toward apple green.
I added a strawberry-flecked hellebore for its height and just because it is a pretty one I have not shown this year. It has a red outline at the bottom edge.
Anemone De Caen ‘Mr Fokker’
Helleborus x hybridus
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Blue Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H)
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 this week. Good health and peace to you.
Simply beautiful – each blossom is perfect!
Thanks Eliza, the first spring blooms always seem just right. Hope you’re doing well.
Yes, thanks– so far, so good.
These anemones are so alluring. I have not grown them since 1994 or so! I should grow them again rather than crave the from pictures. I would likely grow this ‘Mr. Fokker’ because I think that anemone excels at blue. I would also grow ‘The Bride’ (although I am not certain of the name) because white is my favorite color, and the third best color for anemone. I just might grow ‘Hollandia’ or a red cultivar, just because red is the second best color for anemone.
I’ve tried growing ‘The Bride’ but it has never bloomed. Some years ago had a red one called “The Governor” but it didn’t do very well and I didn’t like the color. Just received some ‘Bordeaux’ which I hope will thrive long enough to see its red color. take care.
I remember the names, but can not remember how the colors compare. I believe that Bordeaux was a bit too dark for me. I happen to like that color, but part of the allure of anemones for me is the bright colors that I am too hesitant to try with other flowers. They Just happen to excel at those clear and bright colors.
Simple and sweet
Thank you! Take care.
You too take care
They are so perfect that they don’t look real.
Don’t the first spring flowers seem just perfect and fresh? Be well.
Yes, they do. The flowers and garden can give some respite from our current situation. Our country has shut down, but the botanical garden is open to give people an emotional lift.
So pretty, I love anemones.
Thanks Chloris, anemones are so challenging to grow I find. So I crave them more perhaps. Hope you’re well.
What a lovely title, Susie, and so apt for such a gentle creation. Have you had to put a halt to your yoga teaching for the time being? We will have to be disciplined in our spiritual and physical exercises if we are to be confined to our homes
Thanks Cathy. Just catching up on comments from last week. Hope all is well with you. I’ll try to post a Monday vase (even though it’s Wed.) for this week or at least check out everyone else’s. Yes, the wellness center where I teach cancelled classes and soon after closed completely for a few weeks. I miss seeing my students and practicing yoga with them. Thinking of you. Take care.
All well here, albeit rather constrained! No doubt you will be able to practise your yoga in the garden – here I am trying to go through my Tai chi routines every day, as well as ensuring I get the equivalent of the other exercises I usually do. Maintaing routine is important at times like this! Take care Susie
The colors are incredible! I love the contrast between the purple and tender greens. Beautiful!
Thank you Kevin. Green and purple are very satisfying together I think. Be well.
That alcove and your daughter’s cherry cabinet are both incredible, Susie. I’ve become very fond of green flowers and that hellebore is a wonderful chameleon.
Hi Kris, late response here. Hope you’re well. My daughter tells me there’s been rain. We love having some of her furniture pieces around the house. The green flowers appeal to me too. Tried green zinnias once without luck, but here is this gift of cream to green in this hellebore. Be well.
Oh, I do love seeing your anemones Susie. And your hellebores too. The colours are so pretty together, especially the fresh green of the hellebore. 😃
The greenish hellebore starts out creamy white. It’s attractive at all stages and a bit frilly. Hope you’re doing well Cathy. I’m behind reading and commenting on blogs. Take good care.
Thanks Cathy. Be well.
I like to think of ‘Mr. Fokker’ as more blue than purple, but I guess it is more purple. Looks great, either way.
Thanks. Late replying to your comment Jason. Yes, I tend to want ‘Mr. Fokker’ to be blue and when it’s still tight in bud it is a deeper and richer, but yeah, it’s purple. Always after those true blues. Be well.