It’s no secret that March is my least favourite month of the year. Temperatures fluctuate wildly; it may snow heavily one day and the snow may be melted two days later. Then we’ll get another blast from the Arctic, freezing moisture in the ground and heaving the soil, exposing perennial roots. And it’s muddy. And nothing is even close to blooming, in fact, as of yesterday, not even the earliest daffodils have poked up yet. Yes, there are snowdrops, lots of them this year. And, thankfully, there are potted, forced bulbs to buy and cheer up the dining room. Every year I buy a few pots of Muscari – grape Hyacinth. After they bloom I keep watering (and feeding) the bulbs so that the bulbs grow. In a few months I’ll plant them outdoors.
For my first Monday Vase of the year (with many thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for encouraging us to share a vase of cut flowers) I snipped a few stems of white and blue Muscari from pots recently purchased, they’re currently enjoying my sunny dining room window sill.