In a Vase on Monday: A Study in Green

A thin layer of snow and ice has enveloped the garden. And as I have seen from recent posts from the UK we are not the only ones!

As I write, the sun is shining but the temperature remains below freezing. This means the chances of finding anything for a Monday vase are extremely slim – a few frozen hellebore buds and violas at best. So in order to join in Cathy’s meme again this week (Rambling in the Garden) I thought I’d cheat a little and show you an indoor plant in a pot, rather than a vase.

Amaryllis/Hippeastrum ‘Evergreen’

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Like ‘Chico’, which I showed you here a couple of weeks ago, ‘Evergreen’ is not what most people expect of an Amaryllis. It is elegant and statuesque, a still-life botanical painting…

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And yet you could argue it is also slightly brash, with a waxy artificial look to it…

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In any case, I like it for its fresh yellowish green, while the world around me is currently lacking colour.

Do go and visit Cathy and see if anyone else around the world has been able to produce flowers for a vase this Monday.

And have a good week, and stay in the warm!