It's a different vase than last week, (a cheaper, unmarked thrift store one), but pretty enough, and the right height and color to go with the blooms.
|It's a very simple combo of Hellebores and sweet box
As I looked at it sitting behind my sink in the kitchen window, I realized that I couldn't really see into the Hellebore flowers. Although it's a variety that holds its flowers more upright than most (either Penny's Pink or Anna's Red, I can never tell the difference), it still needed to be a bit higher. So I upended one of my cat's dishes under it.
|Overturned cat dish for height
|Now I can see into these pretty blooms
|I tried to choose a few sweet box branches that still had black berries for just a bit of contrast
I discarded everything from last week's upstairs vase arrangement, but the one downstairs had undergone an interesting change.
|The Monstera leaves had turned yellow!
I had to keep them and use them somehow in another vase. I tried to work them into the Hellebores, but quickly realized that just didn't go. Fortunately I had a single stem of Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer' blooming out in the greenhouse that fit in perfectly.
|Even closer, just in case you are also wondering what we like to read (Guess who reads what?)
|Alstroemeria 'Indian Summer'
I'm having a lot of fun cutting flowers for this meme, and I fear it is going to get addictive. Cathy at Rambling in the Garden hosts In A Vase on Monday. Check out Cathy's post here, and see what she and other bloggers are plonking in vases for today. And think about participating too!