It was very tempting to photography another posy of dwarf narcissi with Aquilegia leaves as the delicate flowers seemed to be dancing in the morning sunlight. Instead I chose a handful of Muscari in a small Poole Pottery pot. Not as elegant but the intense colour of the blooms is striking. I particularly like the knobbly texture of the flower heads, although I’m not sure that the contrast of the ferny leaves of the caraway is quite right. Most bulbs produce fairly boring strap-shaped leaves, so I’m struggling to find foliage for my posies.
I’ve photographed the arrangement from above because this little pot of flowers invites you to bury your nose in the blooms. These tiny flowers produce a heavy perfume that is rich with honey. No wonder they are a favourite with the early bumblebees!