This little pot, a favorite from a local potter who has since moved on to more colorful and less subtle creations, usually sits on a windowsill holding post-its. It measures roughly 3″ in every direction.
I found it perfect for the dainty cuttings of winter: three snowdrops, a sprig of Sarcacocca, some lacy evergreen fern (Polystichum setiferum I think), one dainty stem of Epimedium foliage and a small branch of Hamamelis ‘Diane’.
I took the cuttings and put them in the vase late yesterday…even took some photos but never got around to posting. The one advantage to tardiness is that by this morning the snowdrops had opened further, to reveal the markings. I added the small silver watering can (a gift intended as a key ring charm, but I feared misplacing it by going the way of all keys eventually) and took advantage of better light to take a few more photos.
Having these on the dining room table puts them right at eye level, where the graphic design wrought by nature can be fully appreciated.
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Wow! That’s really fabulous! Would never have thought of putting witchhazel with snowdrops together in a vase, though upon consideration it seems so right.
Jason~The weekly commitment forces some strange bedfellows. Sometimes they work out.
Now that is fun! And very creative! Your touches of the tiny watering can and the grow stone add wonderful whimsy. Love it!
Beth~I tend to forget how much is added with props…that’s Cathy’s influence.
Never have been a huge fan of snow drops but seeing those up close just might change my mind…
Loree~I’m with you there…never have understood the passions they arouse. Bringing them up close made all the difference.
This is right up my street, rickii, from the pot and watering can and pebble to the snowdrops, witch hazel, fern and epimedium – I can visualise it sitting on my table here too….absolutely lovely! And you haven’t mentioned a named variety of snowdrop, but these are clearly not an ordinary nivalis or even elwesii – any idea?
Cathy~They were planted long ago, but the only ones I have on record are elwesii.
That must be one of the best coloured witch hazels I’ve seem, really beautiful.
Christina~The petals are not very long, but I do love the color.
That is adorable !
Linda~Why, thank you, Maam.
This little arrangement looks like something out of an expensive floral shop! Tres chic! 🙂
Love it! The pot, the arrangement, the watering can and the rock! Adorable, fun, beautiful.
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