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.