Monday, 1 February 2016

In A Vase On Monday ~ The One That Got Away


Mindful of the weather forecast for a most wet Sunday I hurtled round the garden on Saturday afternoon to pick a few flowers for 'In A Vase On Monday'. Although dry and with some sunshine it was still bitter out there. My ungloved fingers were soon frozen, so it was a case of plonk them in quick and photograph before retreating back inside into the welcome warmth.


In the vase (a French yoghurt pot in a former life) are a hellebore flower, some snowdrops and some flowers from viburnum tinus 'Lisa Rose'. The hellebore was one of those chance findings in the garden. I debated over whether to leave it as it was when it was just a seedling but left it to its own devices to grow on, in what in theory is not the ideal place for such a plant. Luckily my hellebore has not read the gardening books otherwise it it would have curled up its toes long since. It's not the showiest of hellebores but I am still most fond of it.

Thanks to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for getting the week started on a happy note. I'm looking forward to lingering over some no doubt fabulous and unique vasefuls of flowers later on today.

19 comments:

  1. Allowing the hellebore to choose its spot in the garden has paid great dividends. It's lovely. The viburnum makes a great companion in the vase.

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  2. That's so pretty, such delicate colours.

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  3. It is wonderful how everyone is finding some precious blooms of spring to share today. I love your Hellebore, it looks pretty special to me.

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  4. Oh yes, Saturday was nippy here too! That viburnum is such a pretty colour - perfect to accompany your stalwart hellebore and the snowdrops. I am curious about the French yoghurt pot - I am guessinng that most yoghurts in France are sold in the same plastic pots that the UK has, so was this a special yoghurt, or a vintage pot?

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  5. The viburnum and the hellebore complement each other wonderfully, Anna! Thanks for braving the elements to collect them!

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  6. The viburnum and the hellebore complement each other wonderfully, Anna! Thanks for braving the elements to collect them!

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  7. Beautiful Anna I love the way the freckles pick up the colour of the viburnum.

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  8. I haven't heard of viburnum tinus 'Lisa Rose', it certainly lives up to its name, with beautiful rose pink flowers.

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  9. I love this combination of snowdrops and hellebores and use it in my winter vases, too. But Lisa Rose is quite a star and gives a nice touch to the bouquet.I have put it on my list, thanks, Anna!

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  10. A beautiful grouping of hellebores and snowdrops taking the stage. I love how you placed the vase on the moss.

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  11. Beautiful! I also use French yoghurt pots, they're very decorative. Stay warm :)

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  12. Lots of self sown seedlings in our garden have a stubborn streak and grow where they are not supposed to.

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  13. Very pretty Anna, and beautifully photographed on the moss. Your viburnum is a beauty!

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  14. I love the cute pink little clusters of Viburnum flowers, each like a little bouquet, Anna. The Hellebore is lovely too, I like the specks on the petals and the complicated nectaries. Mine are getting close to blooming, can't wait!

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  15. Every element is key even the pink stems of the viburnum..I got rid of mine due to being overwhelmed by insects mining into the leaves..seeing yours has made me realise what I am now missing..but it was probably in the wrong place. Still I am growing other things, but I think a medium or larger garden ought to have a Viburnum.

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  16. Every element is key even the pink stems of the viburnum..I got rid of mine due to being overwhelmed by insects mining into the leaves..seeing yours has made me realise what I am now missing..but it was probably in the wrong place. Still I am growing other things, but I think a medium or larger garden ought to have a Viburnum.

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  17. What a lovely seedling, I'm sure you are glad you kept it. A lovely combination, the Viburnum is not one I've heard of but is really pretty.

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  18. A lovely seedling, I always leave mine to flower and then decide if they should stay or go, usually they all stay, spread out through the shadier borders :)

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  19. I never cease to be amazed that other people have spring flowers in their gardens in February, instead of just snow. Aren't we all lucky that our plants can't read! -Jean

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