In a Vase on Monday: Floating (Away)

After all the rain (and sleet and snow) we have had this winter our garden is saturated and parts of the garden are very squelchy. The trees will hopefully appreciate it although there is standing water all over the place, and we even have a little stream in one spot!

It therefore seems appropriate to show some flowers floating today. Thankfully the flower beds are on high ground and are not in danger of floating away, with well-drained soil helping considerably. ๐Ÿ˜‰


But the Hellebores do float so nicely and I managed to find quite a few different ones to display.

Labels have been lost on many, and several apparently different varieties look identical to me, but I am happy to have these unnamed specimens on my table nonetheless. I do know that the yellow one is ‘Yellow Lady’, the others probably include Ice ‘n’ Roses Early Red and Early Rose, Penny’s Pink, Double Ellen, Carlotta and Noa.

This is undoubtedly one of the best ways to see the detail of each individual bloom, and my large footed Ikea trifle dish that I have had for years is ideal for it. (It has never had a trifle in it which I suppose should be remedied one day!)

My current favourite is the lovely double in the centreโ€ฆ

Which type of hellebore do you like best? Single or double? Pink, red or white? Or even yellow?

Many thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting this lovely meme. Do visit her to admire her beautiful hellebores today too!

And have a wonderful flowery week!


49 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Floating (Away)

  1. I never ever tire of Hellebore floats. They are all wonderful. What a beautiful bowl you used for yours.

    I like the speckled ones, the doubles, the dark dark ones, the white ones, the green ones, the pink ones…anxiously awaiting a flower from ‘Picotee Pearl’ this year. Will it or won’t it?

    A flowery week to you, too!

  2. They each have different traits that recommend themselves and although I gravitate towards the double ones too, there are so many attractive speckles and shadings and petal shapes on others – I just love them all, I suppose! It’s lovely to see them grouped together like this, so thanks for sharing yours

  3. So pretty! And you have such a wide variety. At this point, I’d be thrilled to see a single hellebore flower. Rain spurs most spring flowers into bloom here but apparently that doesn’t apply to hellebores.

  4. I like all the Hellebores! And seeing them up close in a bowl instead of lying on the sleety ground looking up. Hopefully that is the end of your sleet. BRRRrr, I can’t think about it.

  5. I never would have guessed our rain and cold would be so similar, Cathy. My few hellebores are thrashed. We’ve had so much rain my poor garden is “waterlogged” and there is more to come. I love your arrangements, and they give me a hope that spring will still bloom brightly! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • It does seem strange to me too, thinking of your garden as waterlogged. Hopefully this will have a positive effect on the new planting, giving your plants a good start into the new season.

  6. A glorious float of hellebores Kris. My favourites are the one you prefer and the speckled white tucked underneath ๐Ÿ˜€ Do you grow any seedlings on or are they consigned to the compost bin?

    • I haven’t had any seedlings here yet, which is oddโ€ฆ I had loads in my last garden! Maybe just too hot the last couple of summers. Or the mice have played a role in itโ€ฆ. ๐Ÿ˜œ

  7. A most beautiful floating arrangement, Cathy ๐Ÿ™ Hellebores are all so pretty but I think I probably prefer the pink single and half double. Plenty of rain here too, we’re so relieved, might get around the hosepipe ban if it continues for another while.

    • Paler pink ones are hard to find in nurseries here, but this one I have was supposed to be a white oneโ€ฆ ๐Ÿคฃ That’s what comes of buying them onlineโ€ฆ. I am so glad you have had more rain Annette! Another week of it and you should be clear for the time being! I just hope we don’t get the other extreme again this summer.

  8. Ah, yours have such delightful color. Incidentally, ours are performing better than they typically do, seemingly in response to the unusually cold weather earlier. I can not remember them blooming so nicely. However, they are not blooming much, just because the plants were so wimpy prior to this weather.

    • It is lovely that you can grow them in your climate at all, as I always imagine them peeping out of the snow late winterโ€ฆ Mind you, didn’t you get snow too this winter?

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