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