In a vase on Monday: White Beauty

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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.

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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 ☹️

 

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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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