Potted Fritillaria meleagris in our living room this week.
The plants are 13″ to 15″ tall.
I love the checkered pattern on the blooms.
Right now, almost all the supermarkets and florists here are selling small plastic pots of three or four blooming or almost-blooming spring bulbs (about €3.30 each — cheaper than a lot of cut flowers).
I replanted these into two purple ceramic pots that I had from a previous plant purchase. Then, to catch the excess water, I also put them down in blue pottery teacups from Rwanda’s Gatagara Cooperative.
I covered the soil with seashell chips.
The yellow-blue sake pitcher and cups in the photos above were made by American ceramics artist Hayne Bayless. They were purchased years ago at the Smithsonian Craft Show — which will be held this year from April 21 to 24 at the National Building Museum* in Washington, D.C. If you plan to be in the D.C. area that week, you can buy advance (discounted) tickets here.
To see what other gardeners have put in a vase today, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. She hosts this Monday meme.
*The Oehme/van Sweden exhibit will still be there.