Florist Ken Marten makes a simple arrangement of spring bulbs in huge glass jars.
We buy trays of potted bulbs from the Dutchman at the stage when they are about to pop. In the case of these Muscari, I washed off most of the soil, leaving the roots intact and then (with a little water at the bottom of the jar) arranged them inside the glass to look as if they have been planted.
If I had left them with all the soil intact, they would have looked like jars of mud and the emerging flowers would be squashed against the top of the vase, also I would have never got them in through the opening. It’s a bit fiddly to keep all the leaves and tops of the bulbs clean, but adds to the illusion they have been growing there a while.
This arrangement was just six jars staggered on a glass table.