In a Vase on Monday: Iris reticulata

I am pleased to be joining Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, along with her many fellow meme fanatics, in producing a vase of materials from my garden this Monday.

There wasn’t much to choose from! But one Iris reticulata flowered a couple of days ago and I immediately had my eye on it for my vase. Since only one has appeared so far this year I needed some filling material, so I cut some of the deep red Euphorbia that will need cutting back in spring anyway, a few remaining strands of grasses, and two large, deep red hellebores.

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The blue really stands out against the darker colours…

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And I love the effect of the grasses, lightening up the whole arrangement…

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The dark hellebores are one of the first plants I bought for this garden, and I do look forward to them every spring. This is also the healthiest of them all, with no black leaves.

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I can almost believe the sun is shining when I look at these pictures, but unfortunately it isn’t! Another wet and grey day, but we have had some sunny weather in between, and surely some more spring sunshine will come our way again soon.

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Hope you have some sunshine this week!

🙂