In a vase on Monday: White Beauty


Continuing with the stuck in the sofa theme of the last post my Vase On Monday isn’t a vase but a potted Hippeastrum.

I love Hippeastrums, or Amaryllis as we used to call them. They remind me of my aunt’s mother who always had a very tall leggy red one by her chair by the fire. They always had a knitting needle or two stuck in the post to support the flower heads with lengths of wool holding everything together.


To be honest my supports haven’t progressed much. The knitting needles are now garden canes and the wool twine.

The cards are from my sons birthday on Valentines Day – not a great day to have a birthday if you want to go out for a family meal to celebrate.

Thank you Cathy for hosting this meme which I am trying, very hard, to do each week although I missed last weeks ☹️



7 Comments Add yours

  1. Hippeastrum for me too this week. Hope you are feeling better soon.

  2. Cathy says:

    Hope you are feeling a little more like yourself, Helen. Your pure white hippeastrum is gorgeous – hope it has lifted your spirits

  3. Ann Finn says:

    Love your armarylis ..I plant them every year ….it brings spring to my home …love reading your posts. A

  4. Yvonne Ryan says:

    Like the white – hypeastrum/amaryllis – Didn’t realize the two names same flower. They do well outside here but need to protect from snails. Naked ladies out now cavorting in gardens – blatantly lovely!

  5. Anna says:

    Snap! I have it’s twin but with two flowering stems. A post Christmas bargain at £2.50 from M&S. I chuckled at the thought of your aunt’s prop of knitting needles.

    1. Helen Johnstone says:

      Mine was a post Christmas bargain from Waitrose at £2!

  6. It looks lovely. And to be honest, a glitzy support would detract from the beauty of the flower..

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