Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of cuttings from our gardens. We have entered a new year but as the garden has offered up no new flowers to welcome 2021, I returned to Yuletide camellias.
To try to create something different I selected a pair of small black vases painted with gold flowers that once belonged to my maternal grandmother.
I suspect the little glass vases were mementos picked up by my uncle during his naval career travels, but I have no way of knowing. For the past week the days have been so cold and dreary and the daylight so weak the touches of gold and the deep yellow centers on the camellias are the brightest things around.
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Vase Pair, Glass with gold floral decoration
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 surprises she and others found to place in a vase this week.
Thanks Judy. It’s always nice to have fresh flowers in the house.
The red camellias are perfect for those vases.
Thanks. I’m running out of ideas for ways to use those camellias. The vases are delicate so I don’t use them often.
You must have a really great blooming shrubs.
What delightful flowers to herald in the New Year, Susie. They look wonderful in your pair of attractive vases.
Those vases are some of the loveliest I have ever seen. And the red camellias are perfection in them.
Those vases were made for those flowers, Susie!
The contrast of the red camellias against the black vases is really effective, with their centres reflecting the gold on the vases too
Sorry – and thanks for sharing!
Love the pair – Yuletides and vases – do you think the vases are Japanese? the gold is very pretty.
Yuletide was one of our most reliable Camellia sasanqua, and one of the most cooperative. Many cultivars of Camellia sasanqua can get awkward if it stays in the nursery for too long. Yuletide stays neat longer.