In a Vase on Monday: New Year’s Luck

Cathy’s In a Vase on Monday meme at Rambling in the Garden has roused me to go out into the slush and cold to see what I can find in my garden again!

For some reason I associate little posies of box leaves and winter erica with good luck. But since my erica is still hidden under some icy snow I settled for some alternatives to go with the box instead…

Box: I shook the snow off the box trees before it got too heavy and broke the branches. Really I should have trimmed them more before the winter… you live and learn!


Hellebore: This creamy white hellebore has been in a patio pot directly in front of the window and although it hung its head for a few days in the cold it has now perked up a bit again. I shall plant it out in spring, but for now I am so pleased I decided to risk a potted one again, as they don’t always survive if it’s freezing for more than a few days in a row.


Grasses: The dwarf Miscanthus sinensis ‘Adagio’ also needed a good shake to relieve it of heavy wet snow and it looks a little dishevelled but is slowly recovering.


This vase looks fresh and simple after all the Christmas colours.


Take a look at Cathy’s site to see what others have found for a vase this week!

In addition to my vase I am also enjoying my Hippeastrum “Christmas Star”…


It was planted a little late, so it flowered for the new year instead of Christmas. It is such a beauty – I really love this soft pink! It has three stems, each with four flowers/buds.


Now if all that isn’t luck, what is?!

Wishing you a lucky week!