Where I live the snow has melted and early flowers are blooming. I have spring fever especially from being cooped up after my ski accident.
I found a hazelnut sucker I pruned off last spring and determined to turn a bud vase to welcome spring. The hazelnut was a perfect size for a small bud vase that could keep some of its bark as a natural edge.
Hazelwood is very light colored. I plan to use any I can salvage as a replacement for holly.
My bud vase is about 4 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. It is finished with shellac friction polish.
I welcome spring.