floating blooms iarrangement helleborus hellebore garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest

Hellebore Bowl

helleborus Hellebore - Mardi Gras double dangling garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

It feels like magic to have blooms in the garden through the winter months, so it’s no surprise I admire Hellebore.

helleborus Hellebore - Mardi Gras double & hand garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

Commonly the flowers gaze at the ground, likely trying to shed our west coast rain.  When I take the time to lift the face of one, I realize it’s even more lovely .

Happily I don’t have to stand in the rain to enjoy the blooms.  These flowers last really well inside the house as cut flowers (over a week). BUT  their nodding heads do make a vase arrangement tricky.

At the mini-show of the View Royal Garden Club last month, judge JB suggested floating the blooms face up in a bowl.

helleborus hellebore garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

CH, from Victoria Horticultural Society, floated a collection of Hellebore in a large casserole at the VHS  parlour show.    Wow, what a variety of hellebore blooms!

It’s no wonder the Hellebore has become so popular over the past few years.

helleborus hellebore garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

The very next day I delighted in another display.  AF put together a collection of blooms from her yard & floated them in a bowl on her coffee table.
So simple.
So lovely.

With all this encouragement, I’ve finally got up the nerve to pick some of our flowers & try an arrangement myself.

helleborus hellebore garden Victoria BC Pacific Northwest
photo by SVSeekins

I use a mini pie plate, fill it with water, then float the blooms.  The toughest part is deciding on colour placement… but seriously, that’s just beginner’s nerves.  It looks OK, doesn’t it?

Now it feels like there is hope for spring. What could be  easier than this !?!

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