In a Vase on Monday – Narcissi and Hellebores

The Early Cheer and Tazetta type Narcissi are starting to flower and the Hellebores are out as well. It’s amazing that they look so fresh and unblemished when the howling gales and hail have torn half the leaves off the lime trees. The Michelia ‘Bubbles’ is covered with sweet scented flowers which are being torn up as they open so I picked a few buds in the hope they might open indoors. (not yet)

I haven’t had much shade or shelter until recently so most of the hellebores I have are Helleborus x sternii, a very robust Hellebore with tough toothy leaves and lovely bunches of upstanding pale green flowers. It’s not fancy but has grown strongly everywhere I’ve tried it.

hellebore sternii and narcissus cut flowers

There was even one Iceberg Rose left on the bush, a little tattered but here to record that they didn’t really stop this year.

narcissus cut flowers

Thanks to Cathy for hosting In a Vase on Monday.

10 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Narcissi and Hellebores

  1. How refreshing it is for us to see these spring colours – they seem such a long way away to us in the northern hemisphere… Hope your weather improves soon and that your garden doesn’t see too much in the way of damage

    1. Thanks, I haven’t tried floating them before and am still not sure how it should be done. I would like to have more different flowers, maybe next year. 🙂

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