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.

In a vase on Tuesday: winter daffodils

narcissus-21-enclosureOn Monday, we went downtown for lunch and a stop at Stuttgart’s Markthalle or indoor food market. I also stuck my head in the stylish home goods store that occupies its second floor and discovered that it was having a 50% off sale on Christmas ornaments. So I bought five of these little trees, which I had coveted earlier in December.

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At the same store, I also picked up some forced daffodils (1.90 euros). I liked the bright yellow plastic pot that they were already planted in, so I just dropped them into a little glass vase with some shell chips.

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Two of the buds opened up overnight. Very early thoughts of spring. . .

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To see what other garden bloggers put in vases yesterday, please visit Cathy at Rambling in the Garden.

Happy New Year to all!

In a vase on Monday: Copenhagen

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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.

In a vase on Monday: pink Muscari

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This morning began with my three tiny pots of a pink variety of Muscari armeniaccum in the kitchen window — along with the Schnapps glasses that I’ve been collecting from our trips in the last year.

I don’t remember where I bought the little clay pots — probably at a thrift store back in Maryland more than ten years ago. The Muscaris came from the Schillerplatz Saturday flower market.

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Then I moved the trio over to our rather skinny mantel.

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I also tried out a second pot of Muscaris there too.

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On the dining room table, I placed a row of daffodils (also from the flower market) and some supermarket red tulips.  I bought the assorted vases at a thrift shop recently, inspired by “pins” like this one.

Since I have been taking part in this meme, my vase “wardrobe” has increased tenfold, meaning I had none before and now I have ten (foreign service life is hard on glassware).

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Then I moved the rest of my tulip purchase to the dining room table. . .

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. . . and tried out the vase assortment on the mantel.

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Where it remains.

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Above is another pretty flower arrangement from this weekend’s Easter market in the nearby town of Degerloch.

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And on Saturday, I had my first Spargel stand sighting — at the Marktplatz farmers’ market.

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From now through May, everyone in Stuttgart will be eating lots of white asparagus.  Mmhh. . . lecker (delicious).

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