Some of the rose hips from last week have been carried forward (just one stem of the plummiest ones to echo the color of the glass pitcher).
There are lots of buds on the Viburnums out in the hedgerow. I actually prefer them to the flowers, especially when they catch the light like this.
One lonely Abutilon blossom braved the ice and snow to be included here. A sprig of Rosemary threatening to bloom soon completes the picture. Cathy (Rambling in the Garden) is undaunted by snow or any number of misfortunes. She finds something to put in a vase every Monday of the year, and you can too.
Oh I love seeing these blooms especially the budding viburnums….lots of snow falling here. We are getting toward 2 ft in this storm. The garden is buried.
Hope you love the snow as much as I do.
Your Viburnums are already full of buds, that’s nice. I like the color of the buds and stems.
The buds spend a long time swelling before they finally begin to flower, which is fine by me.
How beautiful! That Viburnum is special and everything works perfectly together. What a lovely vase to enjoy this week, Rickii. <3<3<3
Aren’t you sweet? Enjoy away!
I agree with the others–the budding Viburnums are especially lovely. Added to the Rose hips and Abutilon and Rosemary, your arrangement looks fresh and graceful with interesting textures.
Those common Viburnums are such under-appreciated plants. I join the birds in loving them.
That Abutilon certainly earned her place in the vase! Love the Viburnum.
She was a surprise, tucked away in an out-of-the-way spot rarely visited.
Is your rosemary really only just beginning to flower; mine’s been flowering since the end of October, a winter flowering plant I can depend on but somehow don’t think about much! The Viburnum buds look just like berries don’t they, maybe that’s why we both like them.
Everything here is far behind gardens only a few miles away, so we’re not a very good indication of what’s happening in Portland OR.
Oh I agree about the viburnum buds rickii – such a pretty shade of pink and perfect to pair up with your vase and the amazing purple rose hip. Thanks for sharing
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It’s a thoughtful vase full of last season’s fulfillment and the coming season’s dreams. Love it!
What a nice way of putting it. I hadn’t thought of it quite that way. Thank you.
I love how the light is touching your bouquet in the second shot. I like your mix of something old and something new. It’s beautiful!
I try to channel Laura mojo when taking photos.