In A Vase On Monday – February Revelry

In A Vase On Monday – February Revelry

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

In A Vase On Monday – February Revelry

I usually like to prepare my vase on Sunday but felt too indecisive. Being out in the garden early this morning was not a bad thing though. It was sunny, already above freezing and now just after 11 a.m. it is 57°F. and heading toward 66°F.

I returned indoors with snips of hellebores, daffodils and pansies, winter daphne, spirea and gardenia foliage, set to work. Eventually I found myself emerging from a satisfying floral meditation.

Belying the serene atmosphere in which it was created, the resulting arrangement feels rather festive and full of energy.

In A Vase On Monday – February Revelry

In A Vase On Monday – February Revelry

In A Vase On Monday – February Revelry

In A Vase On Monday – February Revelry

In A Vase On Monday – February Revelry

Materials
Flowers
Daphne odora (Winter daphne)
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Pansy ‘Delta™ Berry Tart Mix’ (Viola × wittrockiana)
Pansy ‘Panola® Purple’ (Viola × wittrockiana)
Foliage
Gardenia jasminoides
Container
Textured, incised ceramic pedestal vase, rice or bone color. 5×6-inches. Red wooden platter.

The daffodils…

Daffodils in Blue Vase

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 enjoying this week.

25 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – February Revelry

  1. Cathy

    Yes! Most definitely a festive feel! And they really do look as if they are enjoying a good old knees-up…. 😁 Have you conditioned them in any way? I like that you have been able to meditate as you prepared your vase, Susie, what a lovely start to the week. Oh, and you can’t beat daffodils in a blue vase!

    Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Well I guessed I knew what you meant by knees up, but had fun looking up your very British saying. No time to condition the flowers this week but hope they’ll be having such a good time they will last all week. Thanks for hosting, Cathy.

      Reply
  2. Noelle

    I liked your blue vase of daffodils arranged with twigs. I can only say that everyone has already taken the words out of my mouth as far as the first arrangement is concerned. I like the vase balanced on the large maroon plate, a lovely choice to complement the blooms.

    Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thank you Noelle. The spirea branch is not quite open for much impact but maybe it will open indoors. Was glad to find a use for that red plate today. I’ve had it a long time and never’ve known quite what to do with it.

      Reply
  3. Kris P

    Both arrangements are perfect, Susie, but I adore the first one. Using the red platter to echo the darker floral elements and ground the arrangement was an inspired touch.

    Reply
  4. theshrubqueen

    A perfect platter of the wonders of tempting spring in the south. Maybe I should say tantalizing? Beautiful, love the colors and the red platter is a perfect complement. Enjoying the sticks with the daffs, too.

    Reply
  5. Beth@PlantPostings

    Oh, lucky you! Nothing obviously even poking out of the ground here, which is probably a good thing because our weather is a ping-pong ball, and we have ice and bare soil everywhere (not much snow). Thanks for sharing the beauty!

    Reply
    1. pbmgarden Post author

      It does feel lucky. I’m always surprised how quickly things catch up for you once the weather lets up. Ice doesn’t sound like fun at all. Stay safe.

      Reply
  6. tonytomeo

    That is quite a few hellebores of good quality. I probably mentioned earlier that I would not dislike them if they performed as well here as they do elsewhere. There are a few here, but they do not perform well.

    Reply
  7. Donna Donabella

    Look at those early spring blooms….I am so looking forward to spring. Your vase is just gorgeous! Brings me such joy. Thank you.

    Reply

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