Monday brings the chance to share cut flowers from the garden by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday.
As we move into March suddenly there are choices to make as to what to feature in a Monday vase. Vying for attention this week are anemone coronaria, hellebores and camellias, all fine and worthy candidates; however, looking toward spring, Narcissus is my spring sentinel and sentimental favorite.
Bright yellow drifts of color are forming around the neighborhood and beyond as cheerful daffodil blossoms appear.
I gathered a couple dozen King Alfred daffodils Saturday, conditioned them in water overnight and fashioned them into a simple bouquet on Sunday. As an accent a leaf from a Warneckii ‘Lemon Lime’ houseplant was wrapped around the upper stems.
The bouquet sits in a cube of glass held in place by a metal floral pin or frog. Decorative green stones hide the frog and visually help to anchor the flowers.
I photographed the design in several settings. An extra flower laid across one corner of the vase was the final touch needed to break up the space and unite top and bottom.
Dracaena deremensis warneckii ‘Lemon Lime’
Narcissus ‘King Alfred’ (trumpet daffodil)|
Glass cube vase
2.5-inch floral frog