It is exciting to see things stirring in the garden now. Ipheion, candytuft, and creeping phlox are putting out their first blossoms; ‘Tete-a-Tete’ dafodils are up, budded, and showing color. For this week’s In a Vase on Monday, I am delighted to offer the first blooms of my yellow hellebore.
The pale yellow hellebore was transplanted and came with us when we moved here over nine years ago (where does the time go?). I put a label in the pot, but the “permanent” markings faded over the winter the hellebores spent in my daughter’s woods before moving here to their current location (is there anything permanent anymore?). To keep the arrangement simple, I added more Hellebore orientalis ‘Elegance,’ which was the first one to bloom in my garden this year.
My Arranger selected a Waterford crystal vase and added the Japanese incense burner for the display.
Because the hellebores tend to droop their heads, I photographed their reflection in the mirror my Arranger suggested for the base of the arrangement.
My thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the host of In a Vase on Monday. Please visit her site to see what she and others are putting in their vases this week.