Monday, 2 January 2017

In A Vase On Monday - Jasmine & Myrtle

Hello Everyone,

Having not been able to venture into the garden for a few weeks, caused by a nasty bout of Norovirus followed by the garden taking a battering from Storms Barbara and Connor, it was a pleasant surprise when I did get out to discover the winter jasmine, Jasminum nudiflorum, in flower.

The bright yellow flowers are such a cheery sight, brightening up the fence in the corner at the end of the long border. I only planted it out a few months ago so really didn't expect it to do much in it's first year, but it's really done very well.  I've teamed it up with a few sprigs of myrtle, Myrtus, and the first two sweet white buds of hellebore, Helleborus Lividus White Marble.

After all the weeks of winter greenery and berries it makes a lovely change to have these tiny sweetly scented yellow blooms in a vase. It feels like spring isn't so far away and they make the hall look very welcoming.

If you want to see more cheering arrangements why not pop over to Cathy's blog, Rambling in the Garden where others are sure to be sharing what's in their vases (or other containers) today.


  1. How lovely to have your first hellebore flowers - mine are a several weeks off flowering yet, I think. They look so pretty with the jasmine - but surely winter jasmine does not have a fragrance? It doesn't usually - how odd! Good to have you back, elizabeth, and thanks for sharing your new year vase. Best wishes to you and your family for 2017

  2. Poor you to have storms and a virus, I hope both have passed. A very cheerful vase for a dull time of year.

  3. I'm glad to hear that you've recovered, Elizabeth, and that your garden survived its beating by 2 storms to provide you with some lovely blooms. There's not much better than bringing scented blooms into a warm house. Happy new year!

  4. Oh no, Elizabeth, Norovirus is horrible - I hope you're feeling much better now! The flowers are so pretty - we have winter flowering jasmine in our (tiny!) garden, and the yellow flowers really brighten up these dull winter days!

    Happy New Year!

    love Mags B x

  5. So pretty!...Happy new year Elizabeth x

  6. Spring is in the air, for a minute, anyway! Very cheering and I love the vase.

  7. So pretty love these flowers hope you had a good Christmas and sending you and your family Best wishes for 2017 Love and hugs Carole x PS that quilt is fabulous such a talented lady x


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