In a vase on Monday: daffodils

I found this china bowl on Saturday at the weekly Stuttgart flohmarkt (flea market). It has a transferware pattern and two stripes of orange lusterware glaze. The mark on the bottom says “made in USSR.” It cost me €7, and I am very pleased with myself about it.

I added two little pots of forced miniature daffodils from the grocery store.

To see what other bloggers have put in a vase today, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

Vintage landscape: daffodils

Middleburg, Va., flower show, 1931, Library of CongressMiddleburg Flower Show, Middleburg, Virginia, April 1931, by Frances Benjamin Johnston, via Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Right now, here in Stuttgart, a few daffodils have poked up from our front yard. I will probably pick them. I don’t usually like Narcissus in the landscape in early spring — the bright yellow is too much, too soon.  But, like those in the photo above, they look really nice in a vase.

There are also some fat cultivated Dutch hyacinths by our front door. They’re going to get the chop too.

In the fall, for next March and early April, I want to plant snowdrops and snake’s head fritillarias.