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

 

 

Remembering

August 6, 2009

Remembering Hiroshima, lantern floating ceremony at Green Lake

Remembering Hiroshima, lantern floating ceremony at Green Lake

“Make of yourself a light.”
     — The Buddha

Love’s Lantern
by Joyce Kilmer

Because the road was steep and long
And through a dark and lonely land,
God set upon my lips a song
And put a lantern in my hand.

Through miles on weary miles of night
That stretch relentless in my way
My lantern burns serene and white,
An unexhausted cup of day.

O golden lights and lights like wine,
How dim your boasted splendors are.
Behold this little lamp of mine;
It is more starlike than a star!