This is the first time I have posted to the In a Vase on Monday meme from Rambling in the Garden but weekly I have enjoyed the post, and as it is the Spring Equinox I thought why not join in.
My vase is really an old decorative jar picked up from a charity shop a few years ago, it also looks very pretty with a tea light. It has a bright bunch of Pieris, which just looks beautiful at the moment with the flash of red and the tiny but abundant bunches of what looks like miniature Lily of the Valley. I then pinched a few bay leaves from a giant bay tree that is a welcome source of ever green in my garden, and tucked right in the front is a Hellebore, my absolute favourite early Spring flower. I’ve cheated a bit as in the other vase are Rose Hips and Rose Leaves from my recent pruning which I thought looked pretty and couldn’t bare to throw away. The other bits of green and white are unknown from my ‘hedgerow’ boundary with my neighbour.
Meanwhile Spring is everywhere in the garden. My recent ‘wildflower’ seeds are germinating, I have a rhubarb that I thought had died that’s popping up, tulip and bluebells are growing daily and will be flowering soon, as well as the aquilegia and forget me not. My pond is full of frog spawn, as well as a weird green slime, I hope it survives. Just hope the slugs stay away in all this rain. I love the way you can see the wetness from the rain on the Hellebore. Typical Spring weather.
Happy Equinox x