In a vase on Monday: hellebores, pear blossom, rose leaf

I’ve picked a bunch of hellebores to put in a vase on Monday and share with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. 🙂 Cathy is celebrating 5 years of blogging, which is wonderful and inspirational.

Here’s the vase:

IMG_3852Beside the cat we have a big bunch of hellebores, with a supporting cast of rose foliage and sprigs of pear blossom.

Hellebores don’t last long as cut flowers, but they’re such beautiful blooms that I had to bring a few indoors for admiration. The rose leaves are deep burgundy, and are just pruning clippings that would otherwise be compost today. So although it’s a little odd to use rose for foliage, it seems to work in this display.

In the background is the quince blossom that I mistakenly labelled as crabapple last week. In the few months that I’ve been blogging about the garden I’ve learned lots from other garden bloggers who’ll share tips and insights and gently correct my mistakes. 

Hellebores and garden bloggers -they’re a lovely bunch!  

Here’s to five years of Cathy’s blog! 🌱🌿🌺🥂🍾🎂💐🙂

6 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday: hellebores, pear blossom, rose leaf

  1. Aw, thanks for all the lovely comments – love the symbols at the end! 🙂 I am glad you are already aware of what a friendly and supportive group of people we are. I have not had a vase of just hellebores at all yet this season so it was lovely to see yours – and that green ribbed vase is so pretty too. Thanks for joining us

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  2. The cat looks more than a little suspicious of the flower arrangement – afraid it is going to get more attention than she is perhaps? (My cat will chew on any arrangement she thinks is getting attention that is rightly hers.) I love all the hellebore blooms – I have so few, I can’t bring myself to cut them.


  3. Lovely vase and the cat is lovely as well. Hellebores are poisonous so be careful.
    I think the Hellebores are more attractive in the UK, better color. Mine were always a washy pink or pale green.


  4. I never get tired of hellebores, You can try searing the stems in boiling water for a few seconds (this does work for floppy plants) to prolong their vase life. Or apparently cutting them when they are more mature . They are not quite so pretty then though. Your cat appreciates them.


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