Though it is fairly traditional to display Hellebore flowers floating like this so you can see their faces, this is the first time I've ever done it with more than a single bloom. It was fun wandering through the garden discovering which Hellebores were in bloom, in bud or barely showing. From the north side of the garden to the south, east and west, I was surprised at the difference in the rate of bloom. I picked a flower from every plant that was fully open.
The best thing about this arrangement? When my husband saw it, it stopped him dead in his tracks. He was completely mesmerized at the variations in the colors and shapes. Though he often compliments my bouquets, I definitely enjoyed his response to this week's arrangement.
Hellebores still opening in the garden.
To see what other gardeners have put "in a vase on Monday," visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this weekly meme.