In A Vase On Monday – Tardy

In A Vase On Monday – Tardy

Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share each Monday a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.

In A Vase On Monday – Tardy

As it is Tuesday there is no denying my unpunctuality so I have duly noted it in my title. The hellebores and winter daphne deserve their share of the title as well—both seem a bit late this year by at least two weeks compared to last year.

A couple of hellebores braved 2021 last week and a few more buds are visible at ground level, but I had thought there would be plenty in flower by this week’s vase time. Instead of flowers we have suffered rain (sorry Kris!).  Sunday it was pouring rivers all day long, perhaps the hellebores were glad they had stayed tucked away. I know more hellebores will be open soon so I gathered what I could.

Helleborus x hybridus

Helleborus x hybridus

Similarly Daphne odora (Winter daphne), which first flowered last year on January 6, is delayed by comparison; however, my two shrubs promise many flowers and rich fragrance in due time.

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

Materials
Flowers
Helleborus x hybridus
Foliage
Daphne odora (Winter daphne)
Lavender
Container
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Black Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H)

Wishing you a great week.  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.

18 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Tardy

  1. Cathy

    Beautiful! Your ikebana arrangements are always a joy to see. 😃 We have had rain too, and it has washed almost all the snow away within just a few days. So now it is very wet and muddy everywhere and my hellebores that were open have all gone mushy. New buds coming though. 😃

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Cathy. I was happy with how this turned out and it was fairly quick to assemble. Hope the hellebores recover. I’ve been worried about mine too because I read they don’t like too much water. Hope there will be some rain left for summertime!

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  2. Kristine Peterson

    Too much of anything is never good either, Susie! At least you haven’t got feet of snow sitting in your garden. I love the delicate tones of the hellebore, perfectly coordinated with the Daphne buds. I need to check the status of my own Daphne – it wasn’t anywhere near blooming when I last checked it but then the problem here probably isn’t our temperatures 😉

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  3. Cathy

    You have done it again, Susie – not everyone could arrange these minimal sprigs into something as elegant as this…you have such a natural touch 😊 The hint of colour on the daphne buds perfectly pick out the pink of the hellebore – such a pretty combination. I have buds on my Jacqueline Postill daphne but not enough to consider picking them , but at least I can expect their fragrance soon! Thanks for finding time to join in and of course it doesn’t matter that it’s Tuesday

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      I’ve asked locally about getting Jacqueline Postill daphne but no one seems to recognize it here. We’re doing ok, thanks for checking. After the deluge on Sunday the garden was not inviting and I couldn’t get in the mood to rework the hippeastrum/orchid one more time. (The hippeastrum still has one more flower this morning and has been delightful.) Thanks for hosting Cathy.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Eliza. I did give considerable thought to the lines but didn’t really take enough time to fully develop that aspect. Something to work on another time.

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