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. 😉
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 centre…
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!
So many Hellebores tip their heads down that this is a great way to display them.
Yes, even in a vase they are shy. 😉
So wonderfully pretty!
Aren’t they! I have to do this once a year to appreciate them properly. 😃
What a great way to display hellebores. They look wonderful. I am so glad to see I’m not the only one who loses labels and forgets plant names 😁
Thanks Yvonne. I think the labels get moved about by creatures! Luckily I do write down everything I plant, so at least I know what should be in the garden…. somewhere! LOL!
😂 i wish I had written everything down, it may have made things easier 😁
While they are all lovely, I concur with your favorite!
If I could only have one it would be that one. 😃
Gorgeous variety. I love the idea of floating them.
They can be viewed best like this. 😉
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!
Yes, they are all lovely, aren’t they!
My favorite way to display hellebores…thanks for lifting up my gray day with more snow coming.
Glad they brightened your day Donna. ☀️
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
I would love some paler pink ones and some with freckles too. I really liked the pale pink one with darker pink-rimmed petals in your mosaic the other week. 😃
I also have one which is white with a neat line of purple around the petals – so astonishingly pristine!
Wonderful floating Hellebores to brighten my day!
😃 Brightening our days here too! 😃
Lovely display. My favorite is the yellow one.
The yellow one is special because it is the only one I brought with me from my old garden. 😃
Definitely special, then. I hope to see my first and only hellebore sometime this year. It’s currently under about a foot of snow.
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.
I suppose they like a cool dormant period, but I had some flowering in July last summer – in a heatwave!
I love your variety of hellebores. Such a pretty presentation too. The doubles really are spectacular. Hope the precipitation settles down.
Thanks Susie. Still showery and cold but with much warmer days on the horizon. Fingers crossed!
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.
Still sleet and snow flurries here, but thankfully not enough to settle. Looks better this weekend though with double digits in sight! (15°C maybe…. keeping my fingers crossed!)
Makes me cold to think about it! It was 18 C here this morning, we are freezing.
This is a great way to display these beauties.
I agree. I like to display them like this best as they don’t always last simply cut in a vase. 😃
Oh, Hellebores! They’re so beautiful in your arrangement. I can’t wait until they bloom here. 🙂
Hope you can see some signs of plant life soon Beth!
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! 🙂
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.
A glorious float of hellebores Kris. My favourites are the one you prefer and the speckled white tucked underneath 😀 Do you grow any seedlings on or are they consigned to the compost bin?
I haven’t had any seedlings here yet, which is odd… I had loads in my last garden! Maybe just too hot the last couple of summers. Or the mice have played a role in it…. 😜
A most beautiful floating arrangement, Cathy 🙏 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 one… 🤣 That’s what comes of buying them online…. 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.
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 winter… Mind you, didn’t you get snow too this winter?
Yes, for most regions here, it was the first snow since 1976. Fortunately, it was not as much of a problem here as I expected it to be.
So pretty, Cathy! I love the double, but the yellow also!
Yes, the yellow is probably my second favourite. (At the moment!) 😉
Bravo for the word “squelchy”.
😉 Another great word is ‘wellies’, which I have been wearing around the garden for months now!