In A Vase On Monday – First Daffodils

In A Vase On Monday – First Daffodils

Every Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase with materials gathered from our gardens.

Late in the day I plucked a handful of flowers, a joyful signaling of the awakening garden.

In A Vase On Monday – First Daffodils

Daffodils began opening last Thursday followed by a few more each day. First were Narcissus ‘King Alfred,’ tall trumpets and quite fragrant.

Narcissus ‘King Alfred’

Suddenly today a little patch of N. ‘Tete-a-Tete’ were in full bloom along with a medium size one whose name I’ve lost.

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

In A Vase On Monday – First Daffodils (no name)

Narcissus ‘King Alfred’
Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ (Tete-a-Tete Daffodil)
Glazed ceramic and small glass cylinder vases

Hope you all have a great week.  Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting each week.

25 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – First Daffodils

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      These were sold as King Alfred about 22 years ago, but I can’t be sure they’re authentic. Now I’ve seen ‘Improved King Alfred’ for sale, but haven’t looked into that whole story in a while.

      1. tonytomeo

        King Alfred might have been available at the turn of the century, at least here. I can not remember. I remember it was the most common type in the early 1990s, but I do not remember when it was phased out. I also did not investigate ‘Improved King Alfred’, and I can not remember the name of the cultivar that is most popular now. I just was not interested. we added some to our naturalized daffodils just a few years ago, and I can not distinguish any difference. Of course, I am not exactly looking for differences.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      You must be tired of the cold. We’re down in the 30s at night but it almost reached 70 today. Then it’s going to be 50s a few days. I want spring to stay but winter may have a surprise yet.

  1. Kris P

    They’re beautiful, Susie. I love that you echoed the larger blooms with the smaller variety. Thinking of you and hoping things are well this Valentine’s Day.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris. The daffodils have made me happy this week. We’re still having a bit of drama once in a while, but things seem to finally settling down again. Thanks for your kind thoughts. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  2. Cathy

    Beautiful! You are probably both glad of such cheerful flowers after such a turbulent winter with health issues. I love the way the one on the right is leaning out at an angle, just as they tend to do in the garden. 😃

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Cathy, you’re right the flowers are medicine for my soul right now. Thanks for your sweet thoughts. There was indeed a daffodil leaning out in the garden when I picked these. I picked them and then just brought them in house and directly into the vase without arranging. The “leaner” could be the same rebel from the garden. Hope all is well with you.

  3. Cathy

    What a wonderful surprise to see these, Susie – so bright and cheery with additional impact from the little vase of Tete a Tete. Mine are some way off still

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      They caught me by surprise but actually are about the same time as last year. It’s been warm, almost set a record yesterday in parts of the state. We were about 73F.

      1. Cathy

        Gosh, what would a typical temperature be for mid February? Imust check when our narcissi tyoically begin flowering – the crocus were definitely 2 or even 3 weeks earlier

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