In a vase on Monday: grape hyacinths

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On Saturday, I wandered around the downtown Stuttgart flower market admiring all the blooming spring bulbs — which were being sold both potted and as cut flowers (pictures below). I bought some cut tulips and then went to Butler’s for a vase and another container of seashell chips. On the way home, I stopped at a florist and bought a little pot of forced Muscari, or grape hyacinth, bulbs.

I think I should have set the bulbs lower in the vase, but I didn’t want to disturb their rootball, which I covered with the chips.

Click on any thumbnail in the gallery below to scroll through photos of the flower market.

To see what other gardeners have put in a vase today, visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden. She hosts this Monday meme.

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15 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday: grape hyacinths

    1. I think they’re pretty tough little bulbs.

      Not only is the flower market great, but you should see the vegetable stands (Tues., Thurs., Sat.) and the flea market (Sat. only) on adjacent town squares.

  1. Amazing to see the flower market pictures, Cindy, and how lovely to be able to watch the muscari coming into bloom in the house in your little vase. I am wondering if you could grow them ths way from scratch…

  2. What a treat for the eyes that many flowers and colors!!! I love muscat is and they look great in the arrangement, so the tulips.

  3. Hi Cindy. Lovely spring flowers. I am also in Germany – in Bavaria, not far from Regensburg – and just took a look back at your posts tagged with Germany. Stuttgart Christmas market was the first I ever saw, many years ago as a student working south of the city, and it left a lasting impression on me!

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