A New Way to Display Hellebores

March 26, 2012

Hellebore flowers floating in a shallow bowl at the Miller Horticultural Library

I first saw the idea for displaying cut hellebores by floating their flower heads in a shallow bowl on Val Easton’s Plant Talk blog where she reported on the Portland Flower and Garden show.  Then I saw this very idea on display at the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the Center for Urban Horticulture.  This is such a beautiful way to display cut flowers that I wanted to share it with you.

Thank goodness for hellebores.  They add a grace note to late winter and early spring.

Hellebores in a neighbor's garden

A blush of pink and spring green

So graceful




6 Responses to “A New Way to Display Hellebores”

  1. Chris Says:

    so beautiful! they look like stars floating in the bowl! I’ve also heard them called “roses of winter”

  2. garden2day Says:

    They are just gorgeous! I really wish we could grow hellebores here. They are both fancy and simple. Thanks for sharing such beauty.

  3. Margaret Says:

    I have two plants blooming right now but neither is as fancy as the double petaled one in your photo. They are early season favorites!

  4. This gives me new plans for hellebores. I love having flowers in the house, but hesitate to cut hellebores because they are shy, their heads down, lisping in the winds of January. I just need to float them in water so I can see their lovely introverted faces! Thank you, Rosemary.

  5. Parker Says:

    VIsited the Bloedel Reserve this weekend. Wonderful displays of unusual hellebores. One of my favorites!

  6. Elisa Says:

    Reblogged this on Elisa's Spot and commented:
    Gosh, these are SO beautiful! I had never heard of these flowers before I ‘met’ Rosemary in the blogging world! Surprise this morning when reading her past posts for March 26.

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