It is the shortest day of the year, but also a Monday, so I am joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden again for her Monday meme. Every week Cathy invites us to join her in putting some materials from our gardens into a vase and sharing it. Not easy at this time of year, so I dared to cut a flower off my newest Hellebore. 😉
My little pottery church tealight holder came from a Christmas market many years ago. And the tiny pottery vase was bought at another Christmas market one year, actually with snowdrops in mind. It contains a winter Hellebore flower, a Heuchera leaf and some silvery artemisia foliage to signify spring, a Scabiosa bud for summer, and an Allium seedhead and some Sporobulus grass for autumn. 😃
My thoughts are with all those separated from their families this Christmas. Wishing you all a wonderful, peaceful and happy Christmas, however you are celebrating!
Its a this time of the year, that those cherished little decoration come out, and remind us of Christmases past, and I like your addition of material and your looking forward. Happy Christmas.
Thanks Noelle. Happy Christmas.
Agreeing with Noelle, it’s such a treat to bring out special mementos of earlier years for holiday celebrations. Love the beautiful hellebore. Wishing you joy in all seasons, Cathy!
Thanks Susie. And a joyous new year to you!
A beautiful vase full! Amazing that you could find something this time of year to present.
A Merry Christmas to you too.
Thanks Lisa. 😃🎄☃️
So pretty – small is beautiful! Happy Christmas Cathy, and health and peace in 2021. Amanda
Wishing you the same Amanda! 🎄🎄🎄
A very sweet scene. Have a good Christmas.
Thanks. And you!
That little tealight holder is such a lovely thing to have, and your 4 season posy is such a sweet idea. My very best wishes for the season and 2021,Cathy
Thanks Cathy. 🎄☃️🎄
You fit a lot into that tiny vase! I love that hellebore flower. I’ve been watching my hellebore plants for buds but haven’t seen a one; however, most in my garden don’t bloom until much later. As its nearing 80F (26C) here today, I also suspect the garden is very confused, especially as we’ve had no rain to speak of since April.
Have a happy Christmas, Cathy!
Thanks Kris. One of my hellebores actually flowered through a heatwave in July this year! ☀️❄️☀️
A very sweet miniature vignette, Cathy. The church is a perfect prop.
Wishing you a very happy Christmas!
And you Eliza. Peace and Joy to you and your family. xx
It’s amazing what you can fit into a dinky little vase Cathy. Your new hellebore looks like a great addition to the garden and how lovely to see winter as the star of the show. Wishing you a peaceful and joyous Christmas! 😘
Thank you Anna. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year. 🤗
Happy Christmas Cathy! That’s a lovely little scene, very appropriate. I am amazed that you’ve got some silvery artemisia left. Mine went brown ages ago. Take care.
And yet you have so many flowers left. My Artemisia gets chopped back in July or August (like a late Chelsea Chop) so maybe that is why some of it still looks silver. The rest is pretty soggy!
love the flower of the hellebore as the whole of the vase, it is magnificent and charming. I love the little church with the lit candle, it’s adorable. Cathy I cordially wish you a Merry Christmas full of love, peace, happiness and best wishes. That although this year we are not with all our loved ones physically, we are so from the heart, and that we can be together in Christmas 2021. Merry Christmas! Very affectionate greetings from Margarita 🎄💟✨✨😘✨
Dear Margarita, I hope you also have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2021 with good health and happiness. xx🤗🎄
I love your little church and the sweet posy which is the perfect addition. Wishing you also a peaceful Christmas. Hope you can leave the madness behind for a while to gain strength for the next round. Love xx
It’s hard to switch off, isn’t it. Trying to find some positive things to watch over the holidays! We watch loads of American youtube channels on homesteading, tractors and forestry etc and it’s fun! 🎄🤗🎄
have you seen the one about the guy who spent a couple years in the Canadian wilderness? it’s a bit wilderness de luxe but the landscape is beautiful and he’s a skilled carpenter, pleasure to watch
We have definitely seen something similar… the poor man got bitten to death in mosquito season! Very calming though. 😃
That hellebore seems to be as big as a sasanqua camellia. I would not mind the hellebores around here if they bloomed like that!
Maybe it looks bigger because the vase it is in is so tiny! LOL! Happy Christmas Tony!
It is bigger than the heuchera leaf and the allium truss.
Next time I pick one I will measure it and let you know… this one has sadly already shrivelled up. They sometimes last only a day in a vase, and sometimes a whole week.
We grew them on the farm only because they were a fad; but I was none too keen on them. I knew that most were going to gardens where they would not likely perform as they should. Although they grew adequately for us within our small valley, they do not do so well in adjacent regions. However, those that I work with now perform reasonably well. They would probably do better if I took better care of them. I had not considered taking care of them because I was not expecting much from them.
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas too Eunice, although it is almost over now. 😉 Hope you are feeling well and ready to take on the New Year! 🤗
I will be focused once this weekend is past us and I speak to my doctor on the 28th 🙂
I did a ham with lots of veggies and will make a big pot of soup with the ham bone.
A beautiful and meaningful post, Cathy.
Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope you have enjoyed your day. ❤
Thanks Joanne! ❤️