The weather forecast for yesterday, when I planned to prepare my vase, was for snow, snow and more snow; rambling briskly around the garden before the snow started I plucked a few sprigs of Arabis ‘Old Gold’ and dark leaved Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’. The arabis is an unassuming little thing but creeps delightfully over the retaining wall that it borders, flowering off and on throughout the year, so is worthy of the attention it will get by popping it in today’s vase, whilst the pittosporum is a more showy occupant of the garden with its beautiful almost purple foliage.
After an invigorating walk in the increasingly heavy snow, the little snippets were popped into the sample-sized Bretby Pottery vase that often makes an appearance for miniature posies, and placed briefly in a snowy position before being photographed again inside. Inside is then where I stayed for the rest of the day, admiring the whiteness from the warmth within.
Snow reached much of the UK yesterday but, wherever you are, if you have been able to find anything in your garden to pop into a vase today then please share it with us by leaving links to and from this post… and stay warm and safe.