Styling The Seasons — March

Last month’s styling the seasons post was late. Very late.

So this month I decided to buck the trend and try and organise myself a little better.

Although look — it’s 28th of the month and I’m only just posting once again. Oh.




Although it’s been such a hectic month, I really should cut myself a little slack.

Mother’s day, followed by my big boy’s birthday, followed by my little boys’ birthdays. Topped off with the long bank holiday, staying with family in Yorkshire for Easter this weekend. March is the busiest month of the year for us, by far.

A month of celebrations.

Styling The Seasons | March
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.

Spring Flowers and Hellebores

Celebrations aside, it’s a lovely month isn’t it? Full of promise and newness. The fields are full of little hoppity-skippety lambs and the gardens and parks are beginning to rouse themselves, after the long winter sleep.

Talking of which, our own garden is springing to life and full of Hellebores at the moment.

So beautiful.

These gorgeous little plants flower in some of the shadiest corners of our garden, like little shining jewels in the darkness.  

I’m always so pleased to see them and look forward to their arrival each year, even though their presence is fairly short lived. They seem to disappear in late spring and we don’t see them again until the following winter.

Although, having said that, I got really quite cross with them when we first moved here. I was so delighted with my find, when I first spotted them, and began began to pick little posies to pop in jars and bottles but literally within hours they were dead.

I was totally perplexed and couldn’t work out what I was doing wrong.

Then a kindly, green-fingered, soul told me that you need to sear the stems before you put them in water.  This will ensure that they’ll give a good display and will last a little longer than 60 minutes, once you’ve picked them!

Styling The Seasons in March

So this month’s Styling The Seasons post is an ode to the humble Hellebore.

It’s a little bit of a cheat as I’ve not really ‘styled’ anything at all — more taken some pictures of the windowsill in our dining room — but I love the form and fragility of these darling little flowers.

And I think the name of the book is very apt.

It sums up our lovely country — particularly in spring.

Styling The Seasons | March
Styling The Seasons | March
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.

Styling The Seasons | March
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.

Styling The Seasons | March
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.
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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.

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40 thoughts on “Styling The Seasons — March”

  1. Oh Caro, this is such a beautiful post. I adore those photographs. The colour of the book cover against the flowers is perfect. We moved to our new house back in August and a few months ago I discovered Hellebores in our garden. On a day when everything looked so dull and grey they were a shining light. They are beautiful and even more precious because they flower during the most miserable months of the year. Thanks for hosting #HomeEtc, lovely Caro. Hugs Lucy xxxx

    • They’re such a lovely thing to find aren’t they? I was thrilled when I spotted them in our garden for the first time. And, as you say, they give a little bit of hope and colour in the greyest, most miserable times of the year! Hurray for Hellebores!! :)

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