We are supposed to see a boost in temperatures and perhaps get a little rain over the next few days. Both should help the garden move forward. We are advancing but very slowly as you can see by the vases I did this week. Iris reticulata have been blooming for a number of days so they went into a little purple vase in the bathroom.
The ferns are the ones I bought at the grocery store during the winter to give me something green and growing while I waited for Spring. Not sure if the Iris is 'J.S. Dijt' or 'George.' I planted both varieties in the same border last autumn not realizing how similar they were. I can't quite see the difference myself.
My original two Hellebores sited next to the house are still the only ones actually blooming — and looking worse for all the bad weather they've been through. But I did find one bloom worth clipping.
The tray is from Target, the lacquered scoops are a gift my sister brought me from Japan when she visited there many years ago. The table runner is also Japanese; it's Sakiori or rag weaving. And the pomegranates are Christmas leftovers that I am slowly drying. Not sure how much this counts for IVOM as the flower is the least noticeable part of this display.
To see what other gardeners have put in a vase today, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden who hosts this magical Monday meme.