Not a vase in sight, but I am enjoying the first flowers that are blooming in my garden. Our lichen-covered bench is all the "container" these stems get to enjoy this week. Night is Helleborus 'Mardi Gras Black' and Day is 'Royal Heritage Strain.'
A number of my Hellebores are fully open, a few are still at the bud stage and at least one is just pushing up out of the ground. I think the amount of sun each plant receives is the main factor in the speed of their appearance. To see what other gardeners have actually put in a vase today, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this marvelous Monday meme.