Monday, April 19, 2010
A close up look at Hellebore flowers.
Hellebore flowers arranged in a 'Pansy Ring' and rice bowl.
I know that this is hardly an original thing to do, but who can resist it at this time of year. There is such pleasure in gathering up the flowers of favourite Hellebores and seeing them the way they can't be viewed in the garden. This year I bought a circular bowl that I later found out is called a Pansy Ring and as it turns out it is perfect for holding the flowers in the up-ward facing position. When I had filled the ring, I used the left over flowers to fill a rice bowl, which I later realized fitted the centre of the ring perfectly.
I realize I've devoted a lot of space in these pages to Helleborus, but they do have a special time and place in the garden at this time of year, and although the are a handsome plant for the rest season, the moment when they are at their best is passing as the season progresses. So it's time to turn my attention to other plants; the Dogwoods look promising and the Redbud is covered in buds. Watch this space!