In a Vase in Monday: Pirouette

I have shared this hellebore, H ‘Piroutte’, before, almost bemoaning the unnecessary quantity of blooms. I still stand by my assessment, but readily admit it makes for a striking plant, quickly clumping up to boost the number of blooms still further. Yesterday, I decided to reduce their number by cutting some for a vase; however, the reason behind its monstrous flower power is down largely to each stem bearing a number of blooms, and today’s vase only required two of them.

The blooms seem to vary in colour, being a blend of pinks and off-whites, with bright yellow stamens surrounded by a green ruff, and give the impression of a posy made up of several stems. Joined by always-useful twisted hazel, the stems were cut fairly short and placed in a cheap purple glass vase which accentuates the pink tones of the blooms. Joining them is a mock artist’s articulated model, performing a very bad pirouette due to stiffness of his joints.

I don’t imagine the blooms will last long in the vase, but I shall enjoy looking at them at closer quarters whilst they do. If you would like to join us today in sharing a vase or jam jar of material found in your garden or foraged locally, please do so by leaving the usual links.

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35 Responses to In a Vase in Monday: Pirouette

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  2. Cathy says:

    That’s a lovely one Cathy. The green ‘ruff’ stands out and the colour variation on the petals is nice. I do hope it lasts a few days in water for you. I have got some hellebores to share too. Have a great week Cathy!

    In a Vase on Monday: Floating (Away)

  3. Rosie Amber says:

    Very pretty the raised arms of the model work well with the display.

  4. organicgardeningcorner says:

    Great post and Beautiful Flowers! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Wonderful pirouette and I can imagine the figure and the contorted twigs twirling together. That is a beautiful hellebore, can you have too many flowers? It reminds me of dogwood flowers in its close up. Thank you for hosting, here is my vase

  6. bcparkison says:

    So pretty. One of my ” I want” plants.

  7. Timelesslady says:

    Beautiful blossoms. I love the texture and interesting centers. I have a small figure just like it for posing/drawing. I love the exuberance yours is conveying…Spring! The catkins and swirly twigs are gorgeous too.

    • Cathy says:

      Thank you – sadly the figure has very limited movement, so wouldn’t be effective for posing in an anything at all lifelike way, but I don’t think it was intended to be. It came from a pop-up Christmas shop and was only Β£1 or so

  8. Kris P says:

    Perfect plant, perfect arrangement and perfect prop – a trifecta! I have yet to see a single bloom on any of my hellebores this year and I’ve never seen a bounty like yours. There are plenty of other blooms in my garden, though. Rain is magic (except apparently for hellebores). Thanks, as always, for hosting, Cathy. Here’s my contribution:

    • Cathy says:

      I had to look up the word ‘trifecta’ which Google tells me is American/Australian and I don’t think is used in the UK! Thank you πŸ‘ I could certainly afford to cut some blooms from this hellebore, with all those blooms! Sorry you havn’t had blooms on your yours πŸ™„The garden here has been well-watered by the snow we had, making up for a very dry February.

  9. Donna Donabella says:

    That is a stunning hellebore….in color and number of flowers. I miss mine at the old house. I planted one here but it didn’t make it. Will try again as I love them for early flowers. Sharing a vase from store bought flowers as we are still cold and snowy here with another big storm bearing down on us tomorrow.

    Spring Will Come…Hold On!

    • Cathy says:

      We are lucky in the UK as hellebores do well here, in sun or in part shade. I guessed you would still be affected by wintry conditions…πŸ™„

  10. Anna says:

    I think that ‘Pirouette’ must be on steroids Cathy πŸ˜‚ What an abundance of apple blossom coloured flowers and yet the plant does not seem to be weighed down by them. I don’t think that I’ve seen ‘Pirouette’ on my travels. Where did you find it? I have one lonely hellebore in my vase this week over here :

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, you are right, the plant doesn’t seem to be weighed down with them – and has spread really quickly too. I learned last year that it is one that shouldn’t have its leaves trimmed – none of the ericsmithii ones should. I think I got mine from our local garden centre althhough I see that Crocus sell them

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  12. hb says:

    ‘Pirouette’: oooooh! We wants it! Wonderful contrast to the twirly branch.

  13. pbmgarden says:

    Too many blooms is not normally a thing one bemoans. It’s a lovely hellebore and I think your arrangement is heavenly. Love the next-to-last shot from overhead, creates a lyrical picture.
    After crazy warm weather for a while we had a surprise sleet and snow event. Short-lived but exciting. Luckily I had made up a vase ahead. Have a great week.

    In A Vase On Monday – Tulips and Daffodils

    • Cathy says:

      Aw thanks, Susie 😊 I suppose our sleet and snow event wasn’t unexpected – but we didnt have any crazy warm weather beforehand! Glad to hear you had a vase up your sleeve πŸ‘

  14. Heyjude says:

    Such a beauty! I have never seen one with so many blooms.

  15. Wow, I’m going to have to look into this one. The plethora of blooms is incredible. And your arrangement with the stems is so creative. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Annette says:

    A beauty and very prolific too, awesome, it seems to be happy where you put it in spite of the fact that there’s quite some competition.

  17. tonytomeo says:

    Gee, that is a lot of hellebore. The one specimen that performs well here blooms like that, and has about as much bloom on it as the rest combined. They just do not do well here.

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