monday vases gettingeasier

Little vases get a workout about now, when the pickins are still slim.

The leaves of a variegated Fatshedra and Arum italicum are a showy background for snowdrops and a couple of sprigs of Sarcacocca. The snowdrops have been muddied by rain and beaten up by hail. All the more reason to bring them indoors, where their delicacy can be truly appreciated.

At Joy Creek, making bouquets is a snap. Hellebores are scattered here and there around the gardens. Here, I’ve paired them with a stem of Osmanthus ‘Goshiki’ in a simple little bud vase that holds them upright to compensate for their nodding tendencies.

Pieris japonica ‘Prelude’ seemed to be begging for a star turn in a vase.

I was only too happy to oblige. See what others are finding for IaVoM (short for In a Vase on Monday) by visiting Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. It has become a Monday ritual for many.

16 thoughts on “monday vases gettingeasier

  1. Following posts on this meme is so interesting. Spring comes to each gardener at a slightly different time and we are able to enjoy each new plant as they appear. Snowdrops have finished here long ago and even in the UK they seem to be past now so lovely to see yours now.

  2. I’m sorry that you’re still getting pummeled by winter weather up there but your arrangements are wonderful despite winter’s ill treatment. The small vases are just right to show off the snowdrops and the hellebore. Somewhat miraculously, I have a couple of blooms of hellebore in my own garden right now but, being so rare here, I just can’t bring myself to cut them.

  3. Oh, those are very pretty! I especially like the first one–so full of grace. I would say my vases would be easier, too, except that it snowed about four inches today, making it difficult to collect flowers and foliage for an arrangement–even though the flowers are starting to bloom under the snow. Soon, soon, it will truly be spring!

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