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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.

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

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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.

24 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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