spring sampler in a vase

Anyone else feeling downright giddy with the early signs of spring?

Bits of this and that: some Téta a Téte daffodils, always the first to bloom; a couple of Hellebores; one tiny sprig of Stachyrus praecox (on the shrub, those racemes of pale yellow buds would be dangling downward); foliage of Brachyglottis greyi and Cotoneaster; three sprigs of pussy willows. The nearly heart-shaped perfume bottle was added to pick up the color of the Hellebore and in recognition of Saint Valentine’s Day.

The sweet pussy willows deserve a photo of their own. A friend gave me a few stems in a bouquet, which I enjoyed indoors for a long time, then stuck in the ground. This is the first year they have produced stems to spare.

So Welcome, Spring! Hope you can stay a while! Cathy, over at Rambling in the Garden hosts In a Vase on Monday, where she rounds up many bloggers’ vases for your viewing pleasure each and every Monday of the year.

25 thoughts on “spring sampler in a vase

  1. Oh I like your IAVOm sampler, rickii, with the early spring blooms and buds. And have you noticed the stems in the taller of the 2 vases, where the are in the water? Aren’t those colours pretty? The pussy willow is adorable and how nice to have nurtured a ‘stick’ into a plant! The perfume bottle was a nice touch as well

  2. Well you’ve achieved great things here with cheerful blossoms, stems and containers. Yes, I am giddy to see (in my case) a few signs of spring. Things are late but anticipation is part of being a gardener. Have a great week Ricki.

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