Monday brings an opportunity to practice flower arranging by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday to fill a vase using materials gathered from one’s garden.
The flowers open in the garden this week are daffodils, crocus and hellebores, so for this Monday’s offering I chose a bouquet of miniature daffodils, placed in a small matte-glazed, blue ceramic vase.
Considered an early bloomer, Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ began opening March 9. Perhaps because winter seemed so cold and endless I thought they were a little late opening in pbmGarden. Other gardeners have been highlighting theirs for a few weeks, but memory is tricky. Actually mine opened two days earlier than last year.
Growing only 6-8 inches tall, these cheerful little daffodils have caused a shift in the mood of the garden and the gardener. What a difference some warm days and little patches of yellow can make.
The buttercup yellow flowers feature narrow, long trumpets. The stems hold 1-3 flowers per stem, though only a few of the ones I checked this morning had three blooms growing head-to-head. The others were singles.
Spring is near…