In a Vase on Monday: A Winter Solstice Posy

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. πŸ˜‰

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,Β 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. πŸ˜ƒ

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!




37 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: A Winter Solstice Posy

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. A beautiful vase full! Amazing that you could find something this time of year to present.
    A Merry Christmas to you too.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

  6. 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! 😘

    • 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!

  7. 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 πŸŽ„πŸ’Ÿβœ¨βœ¨πŸ˜˜βœ¨

  8. 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! πŸŽ„πŸ€—πŸŽ„

      • 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

        • 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.

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