In A Vase On Monday – Glimpse Of Spring

In A Vase On Monday – Glimpse Of Spring

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 – Glimpse Of Spring

Cold and rain are due back Monday but Sunday brought respite—sunshine and temperatures reaching 77 degrees. Mostly weeds are blooming here, but also I spotted the first yellow of daffodil, not quite open but the sighting is reassuring.  

Around the garden hellebores at last are filling out and I included a creamy double in today’s vase. It proved to be floppy-headed but I could not be deterred.

Helleborus x hybridus

Helleborus x hybridus

The rich color of Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’ is thrilling to see. I find it very difficult to grow and after many years of introducing new corms again only a couple of plants have shown up.

I grew ‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe from seed last year. It got off to a late start and suffered through last summer’s heat. But a few plants have overwintered. I am not sure if the mottled appearance of the leaves is normal but all the plants turned out this way.  I have seen cerinthe in other’s Monday vases that is more dark purplish and green and had expected this to look similar.

‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe and Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’

Daphne odora appeared ready to bloom a few weeks ago. I found one stem with flowers that have opened but most are still holding back. The lemony fragrance is delectable.

Daphne odora (Winter daphne)

Anemone coronaria ‘Mr. Fokker’
Daphne odora (Winter daphne)
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe
Porcelain Ikebana vase, Georgetown Pottery, Maine. Triangle Black Wave (6.5 W x 6.5 L x 2H)

In A Vase On Monday – Glimpse Of Spring

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 garden surprises she and others are offering this week.

20 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Glimpse Of Spring

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Judy. Most things are still rather late but it will nice to enjoy them whenever they feel ready! Hope things are settling down in your garden.

  1. Cathy

    Beautiful. 😃 The creamy yellow hellebore is so pretty, and I love seeing your blue anemones every year! I have never had success with them… they flowered once and then dwindled to nothing in the next couple of years. The daphne adds height and dignity to your lovely arrangement. 😃

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Cathy. I always see that hellebore as white but indeed it does seem yellow when I stop to analyze it. Others have mentioned that before. I love its form.

  2. tonytomeo

    All daphne is variegated here. I heard of daphne that is not variegated, but had never seen it. However, I recently got a picture of the daphne here, and none of the foliage in the picture is variegated! I do not know if it is a sport, or if it just grew that way temporarily, and will resume variegated growth. I noticed a few non-variegated leaves before, but not so much as in the picture. Now, after all that fuss, I realize that I actually prefer it to be variegated. That is just how I am familiar with it. If one of a few plants is not variegated, that would be nice too, for a bit of variety.
    Anemones are unreliable here also. That will not stop me from growing a few of them though. Actually, they are the only anemone that I am familiar with.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Kris. Love that the design conjured an image of ballet. Sad showing of anemones for all the ones I have planted but I’ll take them!

  3. Noelle M

    Such a poised arrangement, and it pays homage to each element. I have never grown a Daphne before, but can imagine how lovely the smell must be in your home.

  4. theshrubqueen

    I love Mr. Fokker, such a wonderful color. A nice accent to the pastels. Who was Mr. Fokker, anyway? The arrangement does have a balletic (?) vibe. I agree with Kris. Cheers to spring!


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