While the online floral world seems to be moving on already from daffodils and narcissi, they are still a few weeks off flowering in the garden. In fact, most of my snowdrops haven’t even opened yet, they seem to be squeezing themselves tight shut against the wind and rain. I had hoped to share some snowdrops for this week’s In a Vase on Monday, but I didn’t want to cut them at the bud stage. We are due some milder (if equally grey) weather this week so maybe they will be tempted to open. If not, I may well harvest a few at the weekend and see whether bringing them into the warmth of the house wakes them up ready for Monday.
Sharing these forced narcissi feels like an odd combination of being both behind and ahead of the times. Behind the florists and floral Instagrammers whose work I love to peruse, who are working with ranunculus and tulips, yet ahead of the natural world where daffodils are definitely coming up, but are yet to flower. On the whole I really don’t go for yellow in the garden but daffodils are allowed to slip through the net because a garden needs all the colour it can get in March. I’m looking forward to their burst of colour but can’t help feel that by then I will be even more impatient for summer annuals and perennials.
The container this week is not a vase, but it is a special one to me, as it’s one of three that were filled with such summer blooms and placed on the top table at my wedding.
What is (or isn’t) blooming in your garden at the moment? You can join in with In a Vase on Monday, hosted by Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, to share.