iavom on t


Surprise! A Rhody blooming in December. This one is R loderi ‘King George’. A couple of stems of Camelia sasanqua ‘Kanjiro’ echo the touch of pink in the mostly white Rhody. Some Rainbow Leucanthoe and a sprig of Dusty Miller (I know, many things go by that name but who knows which one this is) provide filler. I photographed it on the ledge so that I could get the whole thing in the picture frame, including the bird sculpture by local artist Babette Harvey.


Its final destination was the dining table, where the Leucanthoe echoes the color of the plum tablecloth.


Now won’t you click through to Rambling in the Garden, where Cathy comes up with a beautiful vase every week of the year, regardless of the weather, and challenges us to do the same.

23 thoughts on “iavom on t

  1. The little bird sculpture really complements this in its galvanised pot, rickii. Lovely to see your rhododendron in December – I have one that often flowers in winter too (‘Cheers’) but no sign of any buds yet

  2. Very pretty and I love the bird! This arrangement echoes Oliver Herford’s poem, “I Heard a Bird Sing.”

    I heard a bird sing
    In the dark of December.
    A magical thing
    And sweet to remember.

    “We are nearer to Spring
    Than we were in September,”
    I heard a bird sing
    In the dark of December.

    • No reflection on your intelligence…I’m just not very good at throwing out those initials to stand in for In a Vase on Monday…on Tuesday. Glad you liked the vase, tho.

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