Still taking advantage of indoor flowering bulbs, today’s vase was almost inevitably going to be a mixed bag, so I thought I may as well as pop the blooms into a bag* and use it as an integrated prop. The mixed bag consisted of stems of Narcissus ‘Erlicheer’ and ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’, planted up in the middle of October, and bargain blue hyacinths from Aldi. Each with their own distinctive fragrance, the equally powerful smell of sarcococca was added to the mix for a bit of greenery and to push our olfactory nerves to their limit. So far we are still breathing!
I know indoor bulbs must seem like easy pickings compared to searching the garden for vase potential, particularly when the latter seems a long way off to those bloggers still in what seems like the midst of winter. Over the years of IAVOM I have learned to appreciate and value all the more both indoor bulbs and plants that bloom or otherwise bring colour in the leaner months. Whether it is a solitary bloom or twig or otherwise plant or garden related it is appropriate for us on IAVOM and hopefully will bring you pleasure during the week, so feel free to think out of the box and be as creative as you like. Just leave the usual links to and from this post if you would like to share it with us too.
* not literally – they were popped into a jam jar and the jar was then popped into the bag (just in case anyone thought otherwise!)