In A Vase On Monday – February Mini

In A Vase On Monday – February Mini

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

More rain has kept the garden drenched, but the sun has sparkled here and there. Days seem longer and I feel general optimism that spring is nearby.  The hellebores and winter daphne remain timid about blooming, but even one open winter daphne flower is a fragrant treat.

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

The purple, heavy glass dish measure 3-inches in diameter and may actually be a candle holder, although I bought it several years ago for tiny flowers.

A couple of indoor cyclamen offered up one bloom each for this week’s diminutive vase. I also braved cutting one of 4 orchid stems from a gifted Christmas plant to make the purple vase pop.

In A Vase On Monday – February Mini

In A Vase On Monday – February Mini

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)
Purple glass vase, 3-inch diameter

Many 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.

24 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – February Mini

  1. Noelle M

    Appreciation here for February minis, and the lovely purple mini vase. The Daphne is by now opening in the warmth, without a doubt, and will give you days of perfume.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Ah, I misspoke Cathy. There were actually two small orchids each with 2 flowering stems, combined into one container. It’s been quite beautiful and so handy last month in helping me forge vases for Mondays. I have a couple of other orchids I’ve kept for several years that are about to rebloom–only one stalk each and not many flowers. I don’t really take care of them except a sip of water once in a while! I’ve never repotted or fed them and am unlikely to get around to that, I admit. (Not sure that red cyclamen is helpful in this one, but once I’d cut it I decided I might as well use it!)

  2. Cathy

    Now there’s a reminder to look at other possible things for vases – I have a number of stone tealight holders which could work well for its sort of arrangement. I did a double-take of the scarlet bloom before realising that it was one of the cyclamen…I am so used to seeing pink and the red really took me by surprise! The orchid really pulls the vase together because of its amazingly rich colour and the way it matches the glass vase itself

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      That red cyclamen was probably one I purchased for Christmas one year. I prefer white though over red or pink. I do love them though overall. The purple orchid was the last thing I added–should have started with it.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris! Cyclamen don’t last particularly well for me as cut flowers but I was willing to make the sacrifice for a Monday vase. They are beautiful plants I think.

  3. tonytomeo

    Cyclamen were so much fun when I was a kid. I did not know that they were grown as annuals. Nowadays, I want to see what these Cyclamen hederifolia will do. I suspect that their flowers are too tiny to cut.


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