Can you tell I am itching for Spring? I have so many flowers in my house right now and I am planning to get some more.
Must be the dullness of this February and the absolute dreariness of my garden, that makes me want to bring nature inside.
I don’t do “preparing the garden for winter”, it is supposedly much better to leave all the cleaning up of dry leaves and dead branches to well into Spring. The old stuff protects the new green from late frosts and provides shelter for little critters. I am all for that, but it means that now at the end of winter my garden is looking ghastly ( I spared you the images of that for now), and there are no Spring flowers in sight yet (well apart for a tiny set of snow drops). So I keep ignoring my garden until it will be time to start the Spring cleaning there and instead I am bringing flowers inside.
Today’s feature are these tiny grape hyacinths that I gave the ‘minimal decorating’ treatment. Work life is beastly at the moment with lots of overtime, so simple and quick was in order. You all know my love of jars, so out came the glass jars once more. Basically this is just glass jar + water + bulbs. Doesn’t get any easier than that.
To make sure the water stays clear I washed the bulbs free from dirt and cut back some of the roots. Technically the flowers would be fine without water too, cause they have all they need to grow stashed up in that bulb. But I want these to stay strong and healthy and fill up with new energy cause they will get a second life in my garden.
I think I went a bit overboard. That is one big collection of glass jars and bulbs. But one just wasn’t going to cut it. I needed more, lots more to fulfill my hunger for Spring (just like chocolate, one is never enough….).
Yeah my little grape hyacinths indoors decoration is working pretty good at tying me over until I can go snip snip in my garden again.
But I can’t wait for those days though that I can get bunches and bunches of flowers straight from my own backyard.
Patience, my dear, patience……
The flowers are doing great btw they love the light, the water and the warmth of my living room. They were so tiny when I put them inside and within days they had become lanky and tall. Like seeing a toddler grow into a teenager over night.
I am stretching the days that they will look good like this and then I will let them get rest and grow strong and replant them in my garden. And I will probably get more flowers to bring inside. Because I am itching for Spring…..
Katherines Corner says
lovely. Mine are poking out through the frozen ground. I love this idea. I invite you to share at my hop today Hugs!
So pretty. Jars are the most useful things.
In my area, all fall and winter the green looks like John Lennons haircut. Floppy. Then one of the early bloomers is the grape hyacinth. They multiply too!! But I had someone help. I’m not sure when and all of mine are gone. Ahhh. I long for a few back. Next fall. I will have to plant. Oh so pretty as you displayed! I’d never have thought to take the entire plant inside but why not? You always give me new ideas. I’m the prim and proper. You say, just do, ask permission after!!!
Renee @ CreativeMamaMessyHouse says
I also started some bulbs indoors. I’m hoping to make them a hostess gift for my grandmother at Easter. I have one tulip poking out of the earth outside, we will see what happens!