studio flowers: pink hellebores opening

Cut pink hellebores in a glass vase, with Wraptillion's Scarab Earrings, Lotus Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, and Large Poppy Earrings.

The pink hellebores I cut last week are beginning to open now, adding a touch of dusty plum and rose to my studio workspace. (Shown with the Scarab Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, Large Poppy Earrings, and Lotus Earrings — I’ve been working on these intricate designs from the Delicate Botanical collection.)

Cut pink hellebores in a glass vase.

I love hellebore flowers, but rarely cut stems of them like this, since they can wilt quickly. It’s often easier just to float the individual blossoms in water. But the tree above them had to be pruned, and I didn’t want them to be crushed. I’m so pleased they’ve lasted so beautifully! (I used a bulb forcing glass as a vase here.)

Three small casual winter flower arrangements: pink hellebores in a glass vase, flowering plum branches and salal leaves in a brown bud vase, plum branches, and mahonia leaves.

With the evergreen salal, mahonia, and huckleberry leaves still looking fresh, and the bare plum branches finally bursting into blossom, it’s still a beautiful glimpse of winter into spring in here. (Yes, that’s the same Heath Ceramics bud vase… I use it so often I may need another color or two! It’s so easy to tuck a few small flowers in, and it always looks amazing.)

Three small casual winter flower arrangements: pink hellebores in a glass vase, flowering plum branches and salal leaves in a brown bud vase, plum branches, mahonia, and huckleberry leaves in a green vase.

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Cut pink hellebores in a glass vase, with Wraptillion's Scarab Earrings, Lotus Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, and Large Poppy Earrings.

The Scarab Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, Large Poppy Earrings, and Lotus Earrings, from Wraptillion’s Delicate Botanicals collection.

Three small casual winter flower arrangements: pink hellebores in a glass vase, flowering plum branches and salal leaves in a brown bud vase, plum branches, mahonia, and huckleberry leaves in a green vase.

Want to see more sneak peeks into my studio and what’s blooming there now? See the studio flowers tag.

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Four images showing small casual winter flower arrangements: pink hellebores in a glass vase, flowering plum branches and salal leaves in a brown bud vase, plum branches, mahonia, and huckleberry leaves, and Wraptillion's Scarab Earrings, Lotus Earrings, Small Poppy Earrings, and Large Poppy Earrings.
Four images showing small casual winter flower arrangements: pink hellebores in a glass vase, flowering plum branches and salal leaves in a brown bud vase, plum branches, mahonia, and huckleberry leaves in a green vase.