Monday, 20 February 2017

In A Vase On Monday ~ Twenty Fours Hours Later


Why are the weather gods intent on conspiring to thwart me from taking photographs on Mondays? Another windy and slightly mizzly afternoon here so I had to resort to taking a photo indoors in the still and the dry. My 'In A Vase On Monday' is most simple this week being a couple of stems of hellebore flowers. These accidentally parted company from their respective plants yesterday afternoon. I realised that I hadn't removed the old foliage from a couple of hellebores that are planted in pots, so was prompted into remedial action. I was obviously not paying as much attention as I should have done as these flower stems were snipped off too along with the tatty leaves. After muttering a few choice words under my breath I put them straight into water and should have taken a photo there and then. However it was one of those rather special dry and almost balmy February afternoons when I got carried away on a roll of gardening activities. You know how it is. So some twenty fours hours later I've finally taken my photo. My vase is one of a trio of old school milk bottles purchased on a trip to to the beguiling medieval town of Rye last summer.

Thank you to Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for providing such a pleasurable way to start the week.

11 comments:

  1. Okay, enough with the cold and wet already! Your "plunking" yielded a lovely result.

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  2. Glad you had a good gardening day yesterday, it does lift the spirits doesn't it. Your Hellebores are lovely and you'll enjoy them more indoors where you can see them all the time.

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  3. Oh, what a shame about the accidental snip - I was peering at my my non emergees yesterday to see of I had done the same, but no, they are just very slow. The plant's loss is our gain though,a syou ar able to share your pretty vase on Monday - thank you :)

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  4. You have to take advantage of those pleasant hours in the garden when you have them! We usually have plenty of sunny days but they've been few and far between of late. The hellebores are pretty no matter what the light conditions.

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  5. I have made the same mistake a few times and now try to cut the leaves off before Christmas so that I know there will not be any flowers to worry about. That said I was making the most of a few sunny hours this morning and found a couple of hellebores that still had their leaves so I had toe very careful! yours look lovely in their vase - don't forget to cut off the heads and float the flowers when the stems start to wilt - 2 vases for the price of one!

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  6. I tried to photograph some of our hellebores outside today and they refused ti keep still and pose nicely for me.

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  7. Beautiful flowers and I like your choice of vase too. Hellebores are quite a challenge to shoot outside but it keeps the photographer supple, I suppose. Have a good week, Annette

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  8. They look fresh as a daisy, Anna! I find hellebores so unpredictable - sometimes they last several days in a vase and sometimes only a few hours. Hope you get another balmy day for outdoor chores soon!

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  9. I think we have ll done that when removing the old leaves from hellebores Anna.

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  10. Such a simple posy yet so beautiful. Those little milk bottles bring back horrible memories of warm school milk, urghhhh.

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