In a Vase on Monday: February Blues?

Finding something in my garden to bring indoors and put in a vase is quite tricky as winter drags on. But I am enjoying rising to the challenge and am grateful to our In a Vase on Monday host, Cathy at “Rambling in the Garden”, for the motivation!

Despite a couple of mild and sunny days it is now cold and wet again, but fortunuately I nipped outside earlier, before the sleet started, and cut a few patio violas/pansies peeping out from the melting snow, and one more bud of my patio hellebore “Christmas Star” (which has miraculously survived being frozen and thawed, frozen and thawed incessantly since Christmas).


The pansies all had very short stems, so I put them in a miniature rose bowl that my Mum gave me years ago, and displayed them on a glass cake stand.


The blue of the violas is actually more of a purple in real life. These little flowers always amaze me as they seem to withstand any amount of cold and then look fresh the moment the temperatures rise again.


If you haven’t yet joined in with Cathy’s meme, maybe the onset of spring will encourage you – take a look at what others have found for a vase this Monday for inspiration!