Today I am joining Kathy at ramblinginthegarden for her ‘In a vase on Monday meme’. She has some lovely Helleborus niger looking pristine in little inkwells. It is a challenge to find flowers for a vase at this time of the year because one is reluctant to pick the treasures that are brave enough to show their little faces in January. I normally avoid pink and yellow together but in my vase this is the combination I have because that is what is available.I found that the dark Hellebores are not out yet so that is why they are all pale ones here.
In pink I have Helleborus orientalis, Viburnum bodnantense ‘Pink Dawn’, Prunus x subhirtella ‘Autumnalis Rosea’ and a Hesperantha coccinea ‘Fenland Daybreak’. In yellow there is winter jasmine: Jasminum nudiflorum and the yellow foliage of Choisya ‘Sundance.’ In white there is the Viburnum tinus which I dislike but it is quite useful at this time of the year and the lovely fragrant winter flowering honeysuckle: Lonicera fragrantissima. Also smelling wonderful is Sarcococca hookeriana var. digyna. In green there is Helleborus foetidus which seeds all over my garden, but I don’t mind I like green flowers.