In a Vase on Monday: In the Garden!

Monday is the day I join Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for her lovely meme. The title of today’s vase refers not only to where the photo was taken, but also to where I spent all day – working in the garden. It was wonderful! I saw the first bee. I saw the first crocus. I ache all over!

And I picked some snowdrops.



To fill out the vase I added a few Spring Snowflakes (Leucojum vernum), which also have a lovely name in German – March Bells (MΓ€rzglΓΆckchen).


In addition, I still have some Hippeastrum flowering, including this beauty which is almost the same as the red one I posted a few weeks ago.


As it started to lean to one side I decided to cut it, and discoveed another two shoots coming.

Today was a good day.

Hope you have a good start to the week too!

56 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: In the Garden!

  1. I am envious of your day in the garden, it has been horrible here. I love your sweet Leucojum vernum flowers, like little pixie hats. A gorgeous Hippeastrum too.

  2. Oh what a lovely day you have had – a bit like my Sunday, I think, but without the aches! And your vase makes such a statement (spring is coming!) πŸ™‚ Are the markings on the leucojum really as yellow as they look in the photos? Such a sumptious red on your hippeastrum too – thanks for sharing your joy at all these lovely things

    • When the light catches them the Leucojum markings are quite yellow, otherwise a greenish yellow – more yellow than green anyway! I always do too much at the start of the gardening year, and after the long winter break I rediscover muscles I had forgotten about! LOL! Still, time to recover now your storm is coming our way… πŸ™‚

    • Thanks Eliza! Yes, the aches are easing after doing too much in one go – I get carried away when I can finally start work outside! Now that March is here perhaps you will have some warmer days too.

      • Yes, there is a lot of melting going on, the streams are rushing with run-off and the yard is slowly emerging from the snow cover. Then we’ll have a few weeks of mud-season as the ground thaws! πŸ˜‰

    • The weeding is never-ending, isn’t it! I was amazed at how many weeds had either grown in late autumn and overwintered, or popped up within a few days of the weather warming up! LOL!

  3. Lovely way to display your snowdrops and snowflakes. Spring here has been very early, but never noticed my snowflakes this year. Wonder if I missed them altogether or they just didn’t make it. I had a couple of hours working in the garden recently and it felt glorious. Glad you are able to enjoy being out in your garden Cathy.

    • I remember your Snowflakes from last year, and I think they are Summer Snowflakes (Leucojum aestivum), which actually flower in mid-spring in many climates. So they might be along soon. It does feel good to get outside again, doesn’t it! πŸ™‚

    • Yes, they are sometimes called giant snowdrops here too. These grow in the hedge opposite my kitchen window and I love that moment when I catch the first glimpse of white! πŸ™‚

    • Too true. I always intend to do some stretching exercises to prepare for the bending and balancing in the rockery, but never get round to it!

    • To be honest, there is not much more I can do until things start growing. Still early days here Brian! (Mind you, the weeds seem to like the cold too! πŸ˜‰ )

  4. How nice to see the green grass, too! A very tired and achy body after a long day in the garden is a satisfied fatigue, most often! I’m sure you’re just getting started on many pleasurable days outdoors! I just love the snowflakes, Cathy!

    • I agree, Bill. Although there is not much more I can do out there until it warms up just a little bit more… time for the muscles to recover! πŸ˜‰

    • The garden is very slowly waking up Amy, but it seems to be taking so long! Still, it is early days yet. In the meantime it is lovely to see your weekly view and warmth-loving flowers. πŸ™‚

  5. It is wonderful when you can start working in the garden as it start to wake from its winter sleep. Love the little vase with the tiny flowers.

  6. Lovely flowers! How wonderful to spend the Monday in a garden! Flowers must be all over the place and the garden even more beautiful by now!

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