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Monday, March 19, 2018

In A Vase/Bowl On Monday

Nigel and I eat out at restaurants more often than we should, and occasionally, when we are checking out a new place and the waitress asks us what we want, we sometimes answer, "One of each," if everything looks good.

I figured the principle "one of each" worked just as well for my presentation today -- one of each Hellebore in my garden, floating in a bowl. It's a good way to present the flowers, since they are for the most part nodding flowers low to the ground that are hard to see, so it's not exactly an original idea. You could probably find hundreds of images with a Google Image search for "Hellebores in a bowl" but it's the best I could come up with today quickly. I didn't have any time yesterday to make the rounds of my garden to choose a bouquet because I spent the day in Portland, OR at Little Prince of Oregon headquarters, getting a tour of their growing facilities, which is pretty fabulous (watch for a future post).

Anyway, here's my one of each Hellebore.

Here's a few closeups.

Some are a bit ragged

Some are still pristine

The cut glass bowl is maybe a bit deep, but it was all I had

Last week's Queen's Tears had to be tossed, it didn't actually last in the vase. The bowl was given pride of place in the window behind the kitchen sink.

Cathy at Rambling in the Garden hosts In a Vase on Monday. She's celebrating 6 years of blogging today. Check out her post to congratulate her and see what she's sharing today, as well as all the other bloggers who participate.


  1. Wow, what a collection of hellebores you have, Alison! They look fabulous and showing them this way is a great way to compare and contrast their colors and forms.

  2. I love the idea 'one of each' and sometimes do that too with daffs and makes for such a dramatic display....the bowl is perfect to show them all off.

  3. They are gorgeous shown like this and it really highlights the variety; I especially like the dark 'spikey' one, even it is a bit ragged! Your visit sounds interesting :)

  4. A great way to display hellebores! Why mess with something that works so well.

  5. This really is the best way to display hellebores. Your collection is wonderful!

  6. That's plenty flowery-floozy!

    The only thing in a bowl here today is soup. I gotta try that hellebore-float thingy tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. I think your hellebore bowl is quite the success!

  8. You have got a gorgeous selection of hellebores - beautiful! I think this is the best way to show them off and enjoy them. :)

  9. those are sooo beautiful..I'm green with envy..I wonder if they would grow in Texas?


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