My hellebores are still in a colorful but as yet unopened state, and the pansies and violas have not recovered from the shearing I had to do to prepare them for another round of blooms. And I have already shown the early blooming candytuft. Consequently, my selection of last resort for this week’s vase is Loropetalum chinense ‘Rubra.’
Even the loropetalum has suffered damage to its blossoms from the frost, but the area inside the plant next to the house has enough color to include In a Vase on Monday. Now that’s what I would call a tightly defined microclimate.
Please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden to see what she and others participating in this meme are showing us from their gardens this week.