In a Vase on Monday: Easter Monday Daffodils & Anemone

up close

up close

Hello there! I would first like to start with an apology.  I have not had a chance to reply to the lovely folks who commented on my post last week. I know, I feel terrible. As well as that, I haven’t had a chance to visit the blogs that I so enjoy seeing and reading.  It is only because of lack of time, and I’m planning on catching up this week. I hope you’ll forgive me!

a splash of purple from  anemone and muscari

a splash of purple from anemone and muscari

The task at hand is posting for “In a Vase on Monday”, a fun meme hosted by Cathy of Rambling in the Garden ( )  . After reading her lovely post about her Vase, you can then follow the links to others who always have something interesting to see!

How many varieties do I have?

How many varieties do I have?

Today I feature two different varieties of daffodils. I wasn’t able to find their names, unfortunately.  The white variety came from my father-in-law.  He gave me a bunch of bulbs a few years ago.  The flowers are quite delicate looking.  He is an amazing gardener!  Here is a little peek at his daffodils:

Patsy's Garden

Patsy’s Garden

They completely cover the back garden!  It is lovely to see.

all yellow, with so many layers

all yellow, with so many layers

The yellow narcissi are a dwarf variety. I have them planted out by our fence.  They are new to us this year, so I know I have their name written down somewhere!

Highland Stoneware from Scotland

Highland Stoneware from Scotland

My vase this week is a Highland Stoneware jug which I picked up a few years ago on a “get-away” weekend with my husband.  We went to Edinburgh to watch Ireland play rugby. Nice romantic weekend away just me, hubby, and 50,000 supporters 😉  It really was a lovely weekend (and thankfully, Ireland won!).

loads and loads of daffodils

The rooster side of the jug

the other side of the jug

the hen side of the jug

Perfectly glorious weather

Perfectly glorious weather

I actually put this arrangement together today (Monday), as opposed to the usual Saturday before.  Being Easter Monday, everyone had off of work, and the weather was simply perfect.

beautiful blue skies

beautiful blue skies

We worked in the garden most of the weekend.  I’m pretty sure every muscle in my body was used! The garden needed so much work. I am so, so happy with all that we were able to get done.  I just might get an actual gardening post in this week (fingers crossed!).

my jug floweth over with daffodils

my jug floweth over with daffodils

Too pretty not to photograph

Too pretty not to photograph

I did manage a number of breaks during the day as I simply felt compelled to take pictures.  Everything in spring time is so pretty.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying lovely spring weather, too!



11 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday: Easter Monday Daffodils & Anemone

    • Hi Michele, Thank you! I don’t think I’d be able to choose one or the other either! and I have a couple more varieties that are just starting to come into bloom now (April 12th). The difficulty is that some folks would get sick of the daffodils by this stage. That is why I like having the different varieties, keeps it interesting. 🙂

  1. Beautiful vase this week! Don’t worry about not getting around…we all get busy. I am behind as well. It seems lots of great jugs were used this week. And daffs are perfect for Easter. Mine should bloom soon.

    • Hi Donna! Has your weather improved at all? I hope so. I know that once your spring gets going, it usually goes into overdrive. I’ll have to pop on over to your blog and see what’s happening! 😉

  2. Lovely daffs with all that blue sky and sunshine. Love the jug too – fitting for the season! Glad you had gardening weather over the weekend. I am hoping to get out later this week as it warms up again after a very chilly Easter. Your father-in-laws’s daffodils are wonderful!

    • Hi Cathy, It was just glorious weather! I’m so thankful to have the chance to get out into the garden! (I guess I don’t really like the cold!) Thanks for the compliments. I hope you had a lovely Easter, too!

  3. Your jug certainly doth floweth over with daffodils – what a lovely mixture and a gorgeous jug. It would certainly fit in with my collection of chicken things!! You can tell from the tone of your post how happy you were to be outside and catching up in your garden 🙂 Thanks for sharing

    • Hi Cathy, Yes, I did ‘fill it up’! I had done an initial walk around/cutting, and it just didn’t seem full enough. So that second time out really filled it up! I *love* being in the garden, no matter what the task, but I prefer the nicer weather. The weather turned colder this week and I have to say I didn’t really like it! haha! fair weathered gardener 🙂

    • Thank you so much Kris. I know, daffodils are so lovely and bright and early spring flowering that *maybe* we go a bit overboard??? 🙂 I think that is why for me, I like to have so many different varieties. Thanks for visiting! Dana

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