In a vase on Monday: Narcissus

8 January 2016
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.

5 January 2016
They seem happy enough about the switch.

6 January 2016

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

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  1. 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

    1. 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.

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