I got tired of watching the stems — or the whole pot — of my indoor winter bulbs fall over almost as soon as they bloomed, so when I bought these four Narcissus already a few inches tall in a little plastic pot, I lifted them out of the potting mix, shook it off (I also trimmed back some of the root mass), and replanted them in chipped-up seashells at the bottom of a vase.
They seem happy enough about the switch.
To see what other gardeners have put in a vase today, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.
20 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday: Narcissus”
What a nice idea for a long lasting Winter vase.
I hope it will give me a bloom or two a day and last another week or so (actually the leaves will probably look nice longer than that).
Yes from the longevity point of view it’s better if the flowers pace themselves and come one at a time.
Nice! Looks like you keep an oriental carpet on your table the way people used to do?
I put it out at Christmas and it makes our scarred-up, came-with-the-house table look so much better. I think I will leave it there until spring anyway. It’s an antique that I bought over 20 years ago in Morocco and is pretty threadbare in spots.
Makes me happy looking out at piles of snow.
I confess I’m a bit jealous of your snow. We have only had one snow of about 3″ here in Stuttgart this winter (which fell while we were out of town). Right now the sun is shining and it’s in the 50s. Doesn’t seem quite right.
Such a simple procedure but what a difference it makes. It is only since I started the Vase on Monday meme that I considered using flowers from my own bulbs to put in vases, either cut or uncut – I am glad I did! Thanks for sharing yours today
Putting the four little bulbs down in a tall vase makes them look like a more substantial arrangement (and holds them upright, of course).
Now that is a fabulous idea. Love the look and especially on that rug. I am eyeing a few already growing in the stores around, and want to bring them home.
Very Dutch with the carpet on the table and a vase of bulbs!
I’m a fan of Dutch style.
That’s really clever, I think I may end up doing something similar with some of my Narcissus, thank you.
In the florist shops here, I’ve seen bare Amarylis bulbs set down in even taller vases with a few pebbles at the bottom. They also like fill out the arrangements with moss, bare branches, and sometimes little figurines. Germany is also the first place I’ve seen cut long-stemmed amaryllis sold.
I’ve seen them in the UK for many years.
A great idea. I always want them at Christmas, but I’ve always forgotten to start the bulbs in time.
Worth searching for. The better supermarkets even gave them at Christmas.
The Narcissus looks elegant in its crystal enclosure and the crushed seashells are a nice touch!
What a cheerful preview of spring!