In all of Ireland, it feels like the flowers in our yard are the very last to bloom! I still have plenty of daffodils that haven’t even thought about blooming yet. But for today’s post of “In a Vase on Monday” I do have enough daffodils for a lovely bouquet of several different varieties (small prayer answered!).
We’ve lived in our house for almost five years, and it has taken me all of that time to plant enough daffodils to be able to have a substantial bouquet! I was a bit finicky about where to plant them, what kind to plant, and how many to plant. I should have just gone with “everywhere, all kinds, and lots of ’em”!
I’m happy with the few different varieties that I have now. The Ice King is by far my favourite.
I caught the very tail end of the sun on the day that I cut the flowers. I hadn’t paid close enough attention to the weather (read: I was deep cleaning the house because Easter is nearly here and God forbid anyone saw the state of what our house usually looks like!). So I desperately tried to find rays of sunshine through the window the following day. Unfortunately not only was the sun in short supply, the wind was too strong to photograph flowers in.
But alas, eventually I found an opportunity to give it a lash. I kept the flowers low to the ground in a protected spot. The last thing I wanted was to have my vase fall over and break!
The sun sure does make a difference!
See that poor little ugly duckling candle? That is my only Easter decoration out so far! I came across him while I was cleaning … which prompted me to ask my son to bring the boxes of our actual decorations out of the attic for me.
He was kind enough to oblige me. Now I just need to get my act together and get those lovely spring items out (and quick!).
But for now we just have our cheerful daffodils (and the ugly duckling candle).
Have you grown any different varieties of daffodils that you especially like? Please do share!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my “In a Vase on Monday” post. You will find other lovely arrangements linked to Cathy’s Rambling in the Garden blog https://ramblinginthegarden.wordpress.com/2015/03/30/in-a-vase-on-monday-bluenwhite/ as she hosts this fun meme to see what everyone has in their gardens all throughout the year. Maybe you’d like to join in? Please do!