Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden invites us to share a vase of materials gathered from our gardens.
I gathered flowers from the garden on Friday ahead of predicted storms on Saturday and deep freezing temperatures Sunday morning. I knew the camellia that has just begun flowering could suffer damage so it was the first stop.
I hadn’t grown hyacinths in several years so was excited this week when they began unfolding. I brought in five to enjoy. Their fragrance is nearly overpowering, even from the foyer where this week’s arrangement sits.
The hyacinths along with the foliage and aged hellebores create one of my favorite color studies—a rich, yet peaceful, combination of blues and greens.
Bright sprigs of white spiraea help create contrast against the dark hyacinths.
Camellia x ‘Coral Delight’
‘Pride of Gibraltar’ Hummingbird Cerinthe
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
Spiraea prunifolia (bridal wreath spiraea)
Black metal suiban. 4 x 9.5 x 6.5 inches. Japan.
Visible from the side angle, at the back right corner and at front center are a couple of pieces of cerinthe that overwintered in the meditation circle. The plant had seemingly shaken off the strains of winter and was just starting to bloom. Fingers crossed it will pull through the weekend’s weather challenge.
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.