When I saw this Vinca major ‘MoJo,’ with its light-centered large leaves, I decided to tuck some in around the gardens. Today I found this one little periwinkle bloom, and had to make it the star of today’s posy!
Abelia grandiflora ‘ Kaleidascope’ adds some height and lightness. After two years in a sunny corner, this shrub is thriving and brings year-round interest to the garden .
The shrub featuring dark purple berries is nameless today. It is evergreen, grows to about 12 ft. tall, with dense stems and the berries on their own stem. I remember adding it twenty years or more ago, but can’t find the name in my notebooks, nor have I found it searching on-line. If anyone has an idea what it is, please leave me a comment!
Today’s vase is perhaps the first one I ever bought for myself. It was hand-thrown by a student at Washington State University. It is signed ‘STACH’ on the bottom, but there is no year mark. I found it at a student sale when I was an undergraduate there — sometime between 1970-72.
Once again, thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for getting me outside to look at what’s happening around my grounds on a freezing cold day! A few brave Primula are offering pretty little flowers, and one of many Hellebores is beginning to present blossoms.