The first flowers are making their presence felt in the garden. There are not enough of them nor are they big enough to make much of an impact indoors. So I bought the ingredients for an Easter arrangement when I was out shopping. Though I planned to use an Ikebana basket I did not have a particular one in mind when I decided on the flowers, so I am pleased it turned out so well.
Easter morning I walked outside and just off the deck I found the ingredients to put together a last minute offering from the garden: Tommies, Iris reticulata and an unknown Hellebore flower.
Without the bowl of decorated eggs in the background it's hard to tell how tiny these flowers are if you are not familiar with them. Even the Hellebore is not particularly large.
I also thought it would be fun to float a flower from one of the 'Royal Heritage' strain Hellebores in a little bowl amidst all the Easter rabbits and carrots. The inside of the bowl is actually decorated with a red flower making it more difficult to notice the real flower floating there than I anticipated!
Thanks to Rambling in the Garden for moderating this Monday meme.