Monday, 28 December 2015

In A Vase On Monday ~ "Where My Rosemary Goes"


After this morning's somewhat disconcerting shock of discovering daffodils in flower on the other side of the stream bordering the garden, thoughts turned to this week's 'In A Vase On Monday'. Several hellebores are now in flower including helleborus 'Walberton's Rosemary', the large  flowers of which turn a deeper pink with age. The flowers were specifically bred to look upwards and do to some extent.

The flower that I had to brace myself to cut is now floating in the base of a ceramic candle container. I bought this at a local craft fair many years ago. The whole caboodle usually comes out at this time of year, when it sits on the hearth from where it sends out a warm glow in the evenings. A few left over cranberries provided a splash of colour underneath the flower.

With a special thanks to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for hosting. Now to find out what everyone else is including in this the last vase of the year.

28 comments:

  1. I lovely idea. It would take some courage for me to pick our hellebore flowers too.

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    1. It took some doing Sue - in fact I would have closed my eyes except for the fact that I had a pair of secateurs in my hands!

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  2. This is stunning Anna and how lovely to have flowers already! I love the use of the cranberries floating against the white hellebore.

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    1. Thanks for your comment Donna. In some ways it's lovely to have the flowers already in bloom but in others it's rather disconcerting as nature has been out of step for a good part of this year :(

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  3. What an unusual and stylish way to display this pretty and perfect flower - well done! Wish you plenty of inspiration in the year to come and hope that your nephew will see the sun again before too long xx

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    1. Oh thanks for your kind words and good wishes Annette. My nephew gets two weeks holiday soon and has made plans to escape the smog!

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  4. What a creative idea and vase, Anna!Love it!

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  5. What a great idea adding the cranberries, they pick out the pink tinge at the edge of the petals.

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    1. I noticed that they lifted the colour of the flower. It would have been interesting to play around with other colours but it's the wrong time of year Jo. No blackcurrants or whitecurrants to hand!

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  6. Cheers to the cranberries. I like your creative use of fruit and flowers.

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    1. Welcome and thank you for your kind words :)

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  7. What a pretty gellebore Anna, with those frilly pink edges - and the cranberries are an inspired bed for it. Thank you for being brave enough to cut it and share it with us ☺

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    1. Thanks Cathy - I must admit that my fingers quivered as I went in for the chop :)

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    1. Welcome and thanks for your comment Sandra :)

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  9. The cranberries add zest - literally! I can't believe you already have daffodils in bloom - even here in southern California, the green stalks are just breaking through the soil. Best wishes for a happy - and flowerful - new year Anna!

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    1. I must admit that I did a double take when I saw the daffodils in flower Kris! Fortunately colder weather is on it's way.

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  10. A really lovely idea and a perfect way to admire the very beautiful flowers of the Hellebore

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    1. Thanks Annie. They do indeed have most beautiful flowers.

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  11. Such a great way of showing this Hellebore...at first I thought beads...but cranberries what a great idea.

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    1. It was just pure luck that the cranberries were still on hand Noelle .... beads .... now you've got me thinking :)

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  12. Anna, I too would have to brace myself to cut a flower like this – it’s just beautiful in your display though! I hope you had a lovely Christmas. I have been more of an occasional blogger this year but wanted to pop by and wish you a Happy and Healthy 2016 :-)

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  13. Quite lovely! The red of cranberries is one of my favourite colours, but what a beautiful way to use it. And the hellebore is gorgeous...

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