Friday, 17 March 2017

Friday.







We have had hellebores (Christmas Roses) in bloom in the garden since the middle of December. Last Wednesday we gave a small dinner party for three friends and Ann wanted to make a floral table centre using flowers from the garden. The problem  with hellebore is that they are modest flowers which hang their heads humbly so that  the faces cannot be seen. Ann gets over this by cutting  off the flowers leaving about a third of an inch of stalk, and then floating the  flowers (face up) in a bowl, see the two illustrations. The flowers can be arranged on the surface of the water (they'll float). They will  last like this  for three or four days, and make really  attractive and unusual table decorations, as I think  you'll agree. 





P.s. The glass bowl shown is about six inches in diameter.

4 comments:

stigofthedump said...

Very pretty - clever Grannie x

Mike said...

Thank you Stig. Quite agree.

Mike said...

P.s. Mama says thank you too.

Mike said...

P.s. The Hellebores lasted over a week!!!