Every Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase with materials gathered from our gardens.
A quickly assembled vase for today in blue (more purple really), pale green and white was not quite balanced when I took the photos. (Later I removed the hyacinth on the left and was somewhat more satisfied.)
My friend since college, Susan, brought me pansies last fall for a bit of color throughout winter. With the warmer weather the blue/purple, white and apricot flowers have come into their own. For this vase I connected several of the the bluish ones with strongly fragrant hyacinths of similar shades. In contrast, white summer snowflakes and greenish white hellebores stand tall above the darker layer.
Helleborus x hybridus
Hyacinth Orientalis ‘Shades of Blue’
Leucojum aestivum (summer snowflake)
Pansy Grandio True Blue’
Pansy Grandio Deep Blue W/Blotch’
Textured, incised ceramic pedestal vase, rice or bone color. 5×6-inches, with floral pin holder
My husband’s medical issues continue to be a challenge, but I managed an hour in the garden Sunday afternoon, sprinkling some seeds and imagining and designing and reaping the benefit of just being outdoors. I dug some summer snowflakes to share with our caregiver’s mother. Passing along plants is gratifying, especially since I’ve so often been the recipient of gardeners’s generosity.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting each week. Visit her blog to see her hellebores and check out others’ vases from many parts of the world.