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Monday, 12 February 2018

Green and white In a Vase on Monday.

I've managed to make a big vase and that makes me happy. 



I collected some Hellebores and then some twigs to add some height. 
I pushed in behind our oil tank to cut this Helleborus foetidus and then looked around to see what else could go in. 



Just next to it is a Leycesteria which needs a prune so that was a good reason to cut some green stems. The last week I pruned a Cornus. It has very dark red stems and, though not very big yet, I know it will benefit from a hard cut. So I dived in and did it and the red stems are here. 

Oh yes, there is some Bay too. 



The I added this white and green hellebore. It would not win prizes as the colouring is not good but it has been flowering now for weeks and I am quite happy to have it in the garden and in a vase. I did sear the stems in boiling water to see if they will last a little longer. 
See what you can find to share in a vase an join in with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for In a Vase on Monday. 

16 comments:

  1. This is such a fresh vase, Alison - there is someting about this shade of green that is most appealing - and I find that H foetidus often lasts OK in a vase, unlike the others. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I do hope it lasts well. It is certainly fresh and cheerful.

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  2. I love green and white arrangements. I'd be happy to see hellebores in any color at the moment but our unusually warm winter probably doesn't bode well for blooms from many of mine this year. The sticks are a great foil for the flowers, something I must remember for future reference.

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    1. It is not at all warm here so they are happy. The sticks were all I could really find to add any height but the colours do add interest.

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  3. Hi Alison, you're arrangement is lovely. Green and white is so fresh and springlike, even though the weather has been very un-sprinklike recently. I chuckled when I read you squeezed yourself behind the oil tank to cut the hellebores ... that's just the sort of thing I'd do too.

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    1. Such a waste, I had to go in! I'll have to go back and cut down brambles which are not so attractive.

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  4. Lovely and fresh and pretty - and such a big vaseful too!

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    1. Yes, shades of things to come I hope.

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  5. Your vase is wonderfully full of fabulous winter color! Spring can't be far off now!

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    1. We seem to go one step forward and two steps back but at least we know it will come.

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  6. How pretty and the stems will help support the hellebores. Searing the stems is a good idea I wish hellebores lasted longer in water. I love the green and white.

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    1. Yes I hope they will. Older flowers last longer but they are not so dainty.

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  7. Oh, a charming arrangement. Brought me smiles also.

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  8. Green and white work so well in the Winter light. Nice arrangement.

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  9. Looks like a delightful blend of winter and spring! Very pretty!

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  10. Oh that's a most pleasing to the eye arrangement Alison and a timely reminder for me that my leycesteria must be in need of a prune so thank you.

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