In A Vase On Monday – Amphora With Flower

In A Vase On Monday – Amphora With Flower

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

The last of the holiday Amaryllis opened overnight, delaying a planned debut of this year’s hellebores. Amaryllis ‘Très Chic’ had already exceeded expectations with it first two stalks before sending up one more.

In A Vase On Monday – Amphora With Flower

The vase is a hefty amphora created by our daughter during her high school days.

In A Vase On Monday – Amphora With Flower

In A Vase On Monday – Amphora With Flower

In A Vase On Monday – Amphora With Flower

Materials
Flowers
Amaryllis ‘Très Chic’ (Hippeastrum)
Foliage
English Lavender
Container
Amphora

A dozen robins joined a backyard garden party of cardinals, wrens, mourning doves, towhees a couple of days ago, forming a cheerful reminder spring is on the way. Several days before I counted a half-dozen Red-winged Blackbirds gathering briefly in the redbud tree before continuing on their way.

I had help this year readying the garden—rabbit fencing and the first weeding, cutting back and mulching chores are checked off the list.  Daffodils have been pushing through since December. Their buds are finally starting to show. A few spring flowers are on order.  How about you?

Thanks to our host Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for providing this opportunity to share our vases. Visit her to discover what garden surprises she and others are offering this week.

20 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Amphora With Flower

  1. automatic gardener

    Those amaryllises are perfect in the vase. Your daughter did a really good job. You are way ahead of me with Spring chores. Our hard freezes killed everything and I will have hours of cutting back all the dead plants. Tonight will be another cold night.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Judy. I hope your weather settles toward spring and cleanup goes quickly when the time comes. I was in a bit of hurry since I was scheduling the two gardeners’ time. So glad I went ahead. Expecting mid 60s this afternoon.

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  2. Kris P

    A striking container for an equally striking flower! Spring is well underway here, even if the big show is pending the arrival of my Leucospermums, still in bud. I’m afraid we’re already seeing signs that summer is seeking to overtake spring with temperatures poised to soar this week.

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  3. Cathy

    That amphora looks so professional – what a lovely vase to have at your disposal. It works brilliantly with your generous amaryllis. Do you keep the bulbs from year to year?

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Amy. She had a great art teacher in high school and created some very strong pieces. The lavender needs some shearing back soon after some winter damage. Usually it recovers.

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  4. Cathy

    Gorgeous Amaryllis Susie. 😃 We are also seeing more birds around the house and garden at last as the days get longer. Barely any signs of growth yet though, but it is mild and sunny today so I will have to check again later! 😃

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