In a vase on Monday 13 March: tete-a-tete, Rip Van Winkle, poundshop daffs and crabapple blossom 

This morning on display are three vases, with a mixture of daffodils and branches of crabapple blossom. 

IAVOM 12 Mar, daffodil and crabapple

The Rip Van Winkle daffodils are quite spectacular with many layers of ruffled petals. They were only planted out in late January so to have them in flower just six weeks on is quite impressive. 

Rip Van Winkle daffodil, in a pot by the shed

The three pots used in this display, and the ceramic tray they sit on, are all recently acquired. I’m in a mood for earthy tones and crackled glaze.

Three pots in earthy tones, and one cat enjoying the sunny windowsill

This morning is sunny in Somerset, in the southwest UK, and the blossom on the  crabapple tree looks splendid. It’s a gorgeous deep peach colour and plentiful enough to take a few sprigs indoors.

Crabapple blossom, in the long border by the fence

Each Monday Cathy at Rambling in the garden hosts the meme ‘In A Vase On Monday’ as gardeners around the world share pictures of beautiful blooms. If you have a few minutes pop a few flowers in a vase and share what’s blooming lovely where you are. 

13 thoughts on “In a vase on Monday 13 March: tete-a-tete, Rip Van Winkle, poundshop daffs and crabapple blossom 

  1. I think your crab apple may actually be an ornamental quince (Chaenomeles) – if it has ‘thorns’, that’s definitely what it is, and this is about the time it would be in flower. It’s lovely anyway, and a good shrub to have in the garden especially if you manage to get some quinces from it. And your pound shop daffodils!! Wonderful – there are certainly bargains plants to be had at these shops if you check the contents of the packaging before you buy them . Both Aldi and Lidl are also good for plants, especially Aldi and especially in spring and summer. Thanks for sharing your vases today and glad you are enjoying the meme


      1. An ornamental one, so not a ‘real’ quince (which is a Cydonia) but you may still get edible (when cooked) ornamental quinces some years.


  2. Rip van winkle is very impressive in timescale and beauty. I’ve just bought a Chaenomeles and am deciding where to put it. They are lovely shrubs, the colour of yours is so vibrant.


  3. Rip van Winkle is one of my favourites too – short stems and lots of yellow fluffy flowers. I love your crab apple blossom! You must be a couple of weeks ahead of us as my daffs are not budding yet.


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