Monday, 23 February 2015

In A Vase On Monday ~ On Cloud Nine


After a thoroughly turbulent and testing Sunday weather wise Monday has dawned here bright and sunny albeit on the cold side. There has been a chance to whizz round the estate for a quick recce and to bring in a few hellebore flowers to float on a cloud.


Apart from the recently purchased 'Anna's Red' - left hand bottom, the others all come from unnamed plants which have crept into the garden over the years.  One or two I think have been grown from seed. Next to 'Anna's Red' is a favourite speckled white, which was a gift many years ago from the owner of an excellent local nursery now sadly closed. The deeper plum coloured one is the first hellebore I planted in the garden so I have a soft spot for that too. We had to dig up the original plant but this a flower from one of the divisions it mase.

The cloud was a present made by a talented artist friend and is resting temporarily on a scarf/shawl thingy which always reminds me of the night sky.

Thanks as always to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for  enabling us to share our flowers and foragings every Monday. Do visit and enjoy the other winter 'vases' that other bloggers will be posting about today.

16 comments:

  1. You have a lovely variety of hellebores. This is the perfect way to display them so that we get to see them properly, they're such shy plants with their blooms hanging down.

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  2. What a lovely hellebore selection such a bevy of colours. I only have the dark ones out at the moment not sure what has happened to the others.

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  3. That's a lovely yet simple collection of Hellebore blooms Anna, would make a fab centrepiece!

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  4. Anna these are lovely and I really like the dish you used.....I hope to feature some hellebores once we thaw and melt.

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  5. There have been a lot of lovely Hellebores today, I'm so pleased as I don't have any.

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  6. These look lovely Anna, especially in your cloud shaped dish with the night-sky shawl as a background - I know when I floated some in a bowl last year the flower heads lasted for much longer than when cut with their stem, so this is a great way of displaying them. Thanks for sharing your creation today.

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  7. A beautiful selection of colours. The soft pink frilly one at the front is gorgeous! I planted two new sorts last autumn but they don't appear to have any buds... will have to wait until all the snow has gone to investigate. Love the cloud 'vase', and there are indeed nine flowers...

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  8. You have gorgeous colors of hellebores Anna! I especially like your new 'Anna's Red' and the darker plum one, but then aren't they all lovely.

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  9. So pretty, Anna, how delightful to have all these beauties in your garden. As always I fall for the dark ones, so mysterious!

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  10. What a wonderful selection of hellebores and beautifully displayed in your cloud. I wondered if you would have the lovely Anna' s Red, as obviously you should have it. I have been looking out for it after seeing it on several blogs, but so far I haven' t come across it. I have had to make do with Penny' s Pink.

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  11. So pretty, love those colours. What a great selection, too!

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  12. I think this is the best way to show the hellebore blooms. They make a fetching display, and all the better in your pretty cloud.

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  13. I think this is the best way to show the hellebore blooms. They make a fetching display, and all the better in your pretty cloud.

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  14. I think this is the best way to show the hellebore blooms. They make a fetching display, and all the better in your pretty cloud.

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  15. A beautiful collection and a great way to show their beauty off. Mine are barely above ground here in hilly Biggar, I can't wait to see them in flower again and see if they have all survived their moved to my temporary in between garden.

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