In a Vase on a Monday - Shots of Snowdrops

We are now well into Snowdrop season with plenty wintry weather to match. Sometimes the flowers are completely disguised by a layer of snow. Small and perfectly formed the flowers fit into a shot glass or two or three. Interestingly so far only the common snowdrop is in flower, all my other cultivars are being very shy. I shall have to go and have a poke about and see if they are still there.

Galanthus nivalis, a spotted Hellebore and some evergreen ferns

Snowdrops in a drawer of course, what else would you do with them

One of my specially selected spotted Hellebores, floating 

My Hellebores are still in the huff with me after I lifted some of the clumps when we moved house nearly three years ago. They do have a reputation for this and I will just have to be patient until they start flowering as prolifically as they used to do.

Evergreen ferns

Desperate for some green I went looking for some of my evergreen ferns. Though battered by weather over the winter there were still plenty usable fronds for this wee vase. In the glass are Asplenium scolopendrum 'Angustatum', Polypodium x mantoniae 'Bifidograndiceps', Polystichium setiferum 'Plumosomultilobum grp and Polystichium setiferum.

The whole ensamble brightened up a shelf for a few days

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting In a vase on a Monday. You can visit here blog for more inspiration and vases.

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