Each Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens.
It was beautiful and sunny yesterday with temperatures in the low 60s. In contrast Friday was rainy and so cold sleet glanced off my windshield for about sixty seconds when I was driving home after teaching an afternoon yoga class. Welcome to North Carolina where we frequently remind each other if you don’t like the weather just wait a day. It will change.
Hellebores continue their reign over the garden this week. It has become challenging to find a new way to present them. I considered floating some in a shallow dish, but chose instead to stage them without water at all, tucked into a brass sculpture created by my husband years ago. Visible in the background is a second taller sculpture and a box of paperwhites about to rebloom from last year.
Helleborus x hybridus (Lenten rose)
No hellebores were harmed in this production. Soon after being photographed they were safely returned to a small vase of water. I have had good luck keeping hellebores in vases for a week or more this year. That has not always been the case, but I have not treated them in any special way.
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 she and others found to place In a vase this week.