We missed the worst of the snow yesterday, none fell during the day, but there was a little last evening. In the dark. Where’s the fun in that?
How lucky then that today should arrive with brilliantly clear blue skies and temperatures well below freezing? The snow has persisted, making postcard-worthy scenes of the surrounding countryside.
So this week’s vase contribution has practically dictated itself: Snowdrops in a drop of snow.
Too easy? Well, happily this little blue glass vase was one of a set of three, so I have two more simple posies to share:
A purple vase, to which I’ve added some contorted hazel, with a single white hellebore and, an amber vase, which holds some (admittedly weather-beaten, usually white) roses. That rose (un-named – it started as a till-pick-up, minature rose) has been flowering since last May. I will prune it imminently.
Interestingly, putting the vases in the snow demonstrates that this isn’t just about white-on-white, but the comparison shows up the colours and textures in both the flowers and snow.
And since it was sunny and the vases are glass, the’ back’ view shows up the brilliant vase colours too …
I am joining Cathy@ramblinginthegarden for her weekly pick-me-up ‘In a vase on Monday’ meme. Click through to see her arrangement today (including photos of considerably more snow) and check the comments for links leading to many more beautiful bouquets.
Stay warm and safe!
Oh what a sweet little vase of snowdrops – I was just wondering yesterday when I might have enough to pick. My ‘commons’ are always well behind the specials, but there are a few double just opening. Yours are perfect in the little blue vase, as is the hellebore and hazel – and your untimely ‘white’ roses too! The light shining through the vases adds another dimension altogether – thanks for sharing
Interesting. I haven’t gone down the snowdrop cultivar rabbit-hole yet, although I do have a book written solely about snowdrops and have a list of a few that I’d like. We still see at least four distinct waves of blooms in the garden, so the odd pots I buy must have some genetic differences. I love coloured glass. I even used to collect sea-worn bits of old bottles on holiday.
Interesting to read about the 4 waves, Allison – and not just in different parts of the garden? I keep meaning to make a closer inspection of all the commons, to see if there is anything different hiding amongst them! I like coloured glass too, and have acquired a number of fishing floats which I need to remake nets for
That’s one sweet trio! I love the “special effects” color glow on the snowy surface created by the sunlight and the glass too.
Thx. Monday was a glorious day, blue sky all day and there was just enough snow to provide the perfect backdrop for the vases.
Such a pretty set of vases, esp. backlit. Perfect selections for all three – the hazel and hellebore foretell that spring is just around the corner for you!
Thank you Eliza. I love it when the hazel catkins start shaking out like lambs tails. Yes, there are a few signs of spring now. You are still under tons of snow I guess?
Oh, yes, Feb. and March generally are our snowiest months… 5″ fell overnight. Winter has finally arrived!
So sweet and pretty in the colourful vases. Sunshine and snow provide a wonderful background for the photos. 😃
Thanks Cathy. Lucky to get the two together here!
Can’t wait for my snowdrops to bloom (no sign of green yet) so I’ll just enjoy yours instead! Thanks for sharing.
You are welcome. Your plot looks so snowy and pretty. Our snow is gone. Washed away the next day.
Very pretty, so at home in their snowy backdrop. Enjoy it while it lasts!
Thanks, Sel. Alas the snow is already gone. Although I don’t mind if snow is short-lived, just that we get some each year … and enough to make snowmen!
Beautiful vases. Love seeing the colors lighting up the snow.
Snowdrops always make me smile. I love the way the colour of the vases shines through to the snow.
Yes, me too. I especially like them when they simply look like droplets.