callmemadam (callmemadam) wrote,

Flower Watch

There are no birds in the garden so I am watching flowers instead. Much easier as they don't move about much. Here is what is flowering now.

Cyclamen coum
Lonicera fragrantissima
Mahonia japonica

Flower arrangers used to puzzle their brains over how to display hellebores indoors. They came up with all sorts of fiddly methods like dipping the ends of the stalks in boiling water (doesn't work). Nowadays most people float them in a shallow, preferably black bowl, like this.

Tags: gardening, winter flowers

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