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.