No vase today I’m afraid. I think this picture may explain why…
But not to fear, I have a card up my sleeve and some Hippeastrums (Amaryllis) on my windowsills!
This is Jewel…
Jewel has produced one very tall stem and one very short, both flowering at the same time. I like its simplicity. Just white, no frills.
And this is Lady Jane…
I really like this one, not least because it has flowered at the perfect height of about 20cm, requiring no support whatsoever. And it is a lovely peachy orange colour with pretty markings.
Now go and visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, the host of this weekly meme which encourages us to find things from our gardens to plonk in a vase. (And forgive me for cheating a little this week! 😉 )
The snow looks thick; beautiful for a while but I’m glad you’ve got some Hippeastrums to enjoy.
Me too, Christina! The snow has all but gone this evening, and another mild day tomorrow, but then it’s going to snow again!
Lovely snow but not so nice for foraging for flowers. Fortunately, the card up your sleeve turned out to be your gorgeous Lady Jane and Jewel.
They are both gorgeous indeed Peter. The snow has melted, but more is on its way!
Aren’t they wonderful?!
You are not going to cut them then… 😉 Your garden looks very picturesque with your snow, and your hippeastrums are gorgeous, especially Jewel – just so perfect. As well as the 3 I bought from Aldi to plant as a group I have just been given another one for my birthday so I have some joys to come too
😉 I seriously considered cutting the tall white one, but it looked so pretty against the window with the snow in the background! Oh, Many Happy Returns Cathy! Hope you had a lovely birthday. The only ones on sale potted up here are plain old red, which is also lovely, but I do like a bit of variety.
Thanks for the birthday wishes Cathy – I am just catching up after having a rest from the internet (internet shopping in particular!) 😉
Isn’t it wonderful to have these luscious colors this time of year.
It certainly is Lisa. I am always glad of these in winter. 🙂
Yikes! That snow’s no joke. Homes all around me are already decorated with icicle lights, which is as close to snow as I expect I’ll get. Your Hippeastrums are lovely and make me wish I’d gotten and earlier start in potting up my own.
The snow has mostly melted already Kris, but more is forecast for the weekend! I’m sure it’s not too late to pot some Hippeastrums up Kris. They are so cheerful indoors when the days are so dark!
I totally understand, but you did come up with a great alternative.
Thanks John! Forward thinking! 😉
Don’t gardens always look pretty in the snow. Those white ones are just wonderful, so delicately pretty and snow on your blog page too! It’s milder here this week, not exactly warm but nothing is freezing.
I agree Alison – the first snow makes everything look clean and tidy! I am glad you can see the wordpress snow… I use my computer to save and upload photos, but usually use my iPad where it isn’t visible!
Hello Cathy, snow on your website! I love how you do it! It was a perfect snowfall to be accompanied by two beautiful and divine Ladies. Jewel is white and perfect, marvellous. Lady Jane is beautiful and has a beautiful color sometimes pure and others blurred, magnificent. No wonder they want to be inside the house! Do not lose the heat Cathy. Greetings from Margarita.
Hi Margarita. The flowers like it warm and cosy, like me! 🙂
Simply stunning! The contrast between the snow and the hippeastrums is fabulous!
Thanks Deb! It was a frosty weekend but the snow has melted for now. More is on the way though!
It is not cheating at this time of year Cathy. It is very cheering,they are promising snow here at the weekend.
Looks like we will get more at the weekend too Brian. Wrap up warm!
You’ve had snow! That sure changes things in the garden for sure. 😉 I love the semi-double flowers, they are so pretty and give a breath of life to these short days.
You put it perfectly Eliza – a breath of life indeed. It is only a couple of weeks till the solstice now, and these short days will slowly give way to a,little more light. 🙂
Looking forward to it. When it is gray like it was today, the lack of light seems almost unbearable!
I feel the same Eliza, and we have just switched the lights on – at midday!
My lights never went off yesterday, it was so gray and gloomy (that hasn’t happened often since I’ve lived here). Heck of a warm rain overnight, now clearing and I’m warned, cold is coming! Brrr!
At least some snow will reflect the light and make it seem brighter! 🙂
When it comes. Maybe by next full moon. I love snow in the moonlight.
Nice flowers, both of them, and I love the snowy photos.
Thanks Amelia. Looks like we could get more snow in a couple of days too!
Happy flowers. Beautiful snowy garden. Life is good.
🙂 Candles and flowers help light up this dark season. 🌺
Flowers are so nice on a winter’s day.
Absolutely! They brighten up the darkest winter’s day!
Just lovely! And your garden is beautiful in the snow!
Thanks Joanna. It all looks cleaner and fresher when the winter scruffiness is covered by snow! 😉
I had to look and see where you’re located regarding the snow. We didn’t have any snow here yet, but not too far north of us winter arrived overnight with a snowstorm. Enjoy your beautiful indoor blooms!
Thank you Beth! Yes, more snow is coming our way too. Stay warm!
I always feel like celebrating when mine finally bloom. I have only one growing right now, Apple Blossom. It is an old type. I have never had it though. Huge bulb is sending up second stalk all ready . Two reasons to celebrate!
Oh, you will love Apple Blossom! I had one a couple of years ago. Definitely worthy of a celebration!
(It’s at the bottom of this post: https://wordsandherbs.com/2016/01/11/in-a-vase-on-monday-a-splash-of-pink/
Looks so beautiful in the snow. I do love hippeastrums. They are so cheerful. Yours are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Karen. We need a bit of colour in weather like this!
Snow! Yikes. I absolutely love the white amaryllis, very chic
Hi Dorris. I like the white one very much too – quite elegant. 🙂
Oh, my, that’s a very respectable snowfall, Cathy! Your Hippeastrums are wonderful. I’ve never grown the doubles before; yours are lovely! I potted one up weeks ago, and all that has happened is that the cut ends have turned green and become a little ragged. No chance at all of it flowering before Christmas, I’m afraid. I am wishing I had ordered from my usual supplier, though this company has a good reputation. At least the bulb is clearly alive!
Sometimes my Amaryllis take a couple of months to show any signs of life, but the four bulbs I have this year all started growing as soon as I potted them up. There are lots of buds to come! 🙂
So it begins 🙂
Hope it’s not a bad winter for us – this snow was wet and heavy to shovel! 😉
Our first was dry and light thankfully protect that back xo
A blanket of snow always seems to peaceful. It looks gorgeous, Cathy, though I see in comments that it’s since melted. I’m glad your Amaryllis are in beautiful bloom. I love the white one, which suggests winter and spring, all at the same time. I hope you’re enjoying some cozy time indoors.
Hi Alys. We have had more snow since then and everything is white again! It was so quiet as the snow fell this afternoon – no traffic, and the birds taking cover. I stayed indoors with my crochet hook! 😉
Oh that’s not cheating Cathy but creative thinking. Jewel and Lady Jane are both delights. I may be following your lead soon. We’re predicted serious snow tomorrow (not that there’s much out there in bloom now) and I have a hippeastrum that might just oblige on Monday 🙂
I see the UK had snow Anna. We have also had a fresh lot today. Tomorrow’s vase could be tricky! LOL!