Monday, 15 February 2016

In A Vase On Monday - The Essence of Spring

“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” 

                                                                 Margaret Atwood, Bluebeard's Egg

The sun has been shining, it has been invigoratingly fresh, and it's been a day entirely devoted to gardening. Working my way round the beds, however, it wasn't difficult to see what should be In A Vase On Monday this week. 

We have our very own host of golden daffodils. My husband spent several days in the autumn planting up a hundred or so bulbs he bought from the local garden centre. 
I've no idea what variety they are ... my husband rarely keeps labels and I wasn't quick enough to save this one ... but they certainly make a bright and cheery jugful.
The white hyacinths were cut from a pot bought recently from a supermarket for a song. They started to droop so I cut them and popped them into the orange jar. It's one of the few receptacles I can lay my hands on since all my jugs and vases have been packed away waiting for the new flooring to arrive and be laid.

The glass snail, a paperweight, can be relied on not to nibble the flowers :)

Happy Gardening,


  1. Your bulbs are much farther along than mine, Elizabeth, the bulbs are just starting to come up, I have to rely on my faithful hellebores at this point. I wish I could turn all my slugs into glass, wouldn't that be fun!

  2. Did you husband plan this specially for Valentine? This is so early for Spring Blooms from the garden..your room must be full of scent. Thank you for sharing.

  3. What a lovely floral display! I love daffodils, they always make me feel happy! Love the snail too! xxx

  4. Beautifully displayed as always Elizabeth x

  5. Your daffs look so cheery in the white jug and the white hyacinths look so pure. I don't think I have successfully grown white ones before. Thanks for sharing ps he's not any better at keeping labels then...? ;)

  6. Daffodils in a vase are one of my favourite things!


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