In a Vase on Monday – Finishing Up

“I feel like spring after winter, and sun on the leaves; and like trumpets and harps and all the songs I have ever heard! ~J.R.R. Tolkien

Weather warmed this past week, but now we are in the throes of true early spring….gray, wet, cold. But I decided I don’t want to wish for the warmer weather to appear too soon or I will miss my outdoor bulbs blooming for longer than a day or two. Too much heat, too early, and the delicate early bulbs are gone.

But I have indoor flowers to bring me joy too. The amaryllis/hippeastrums are flowering so I am featuring them this week.

The indoor bulbs were taking their sweet time to flower, but you can’t rush nature or indoor bulbs blooming. Once I cut the hippeastrum that were flowering, I was finally able to plant out the rest of the extra bulbs I ordered.

And I made an additional vase as I had too many left. This handmade vase is a gift from a friend with glass stones on the bottom. Seems to be working great for now getting this bulb to grow.

The two in the vase I cut are ‘Cocktail’ (pictured blooming in a photo above) and ‘Cherry Nymph’.

They fit together perfectly in my shamrock vase. The backdrop colors blend beautifully.

With this vase, I am joining in with the wonderful meme, In A Vase On Monday, from Cathy at  Rambling in the Garden.

All the pictures shared in this post were taken with my Nikon Coolpix or iPhone camera, and manipulated on my iPhone using the apps, Pixlr and Prisma. 

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