In a vase on Monday: Ulm Münsterplatz

ulm-flower-seller-feb-11-by-enclosure
We were in the really pretty city center of Ulm on Saturday morning, walking around the farmers’ market* in the light snow. Many of the stands were completely covered in clear plastic against the cold. This one was full of tulips and forced cherry blossoms, and I would have loved to buy several bouquets, but they wouldn’t have been practical in our Ibis hotel room, which was comfortable but teeny.

So I wasn’t able to make a flower arrangement this week for the Monday meme “In a vase on Monday,”‘ but to see what other garden bloggers have created today, please visit host Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.


*On the plaza in front of the Ulm Münster (church), which has the tallest church steeple in the world.

In a vase on Monday: Copenhagen

119 Copenhagen market, March 26, 2016, enclos*ure
We spent the Easter weekend in Copenhagen, Denmark.  This picture was taken at the Torvehallerne (or food market, located here and on Instagram here) on Saturday.

To see a few more photos of flowers at the market, please click on any of the thumbnail images below.

The outdoor stall is Stalks and Roots.

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

In a vase on Monday: grape hyacinths

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

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.