In A Vase On Monday – Lightly Scented Yellow

In A Vase On Monday – Lightly Scented Yellow

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

In A Vase On Monday – Lightly Scented Yellow

‘King Alfred’ daffodils continue to open around the garden. I grabbed a few minutes this afternoon to pluck a couple handfuls and place them in an earth-toned ceramic container. I bought the vase one spring day many years ago at an Apple Chill Festival on downtown Chapel Hill’s Franklin Street. I scanned back through pictures and I believe the last time I used it for a Monday vase was 2015.

In A Vase On Monday – Lightly Scented Yellow

Narcissus ‘King Alfred’

One non-Alfred with pale yellow petals made its way into the vase as well, it’s name long forgotten.

In A Vase On Monday – Lightly Scented Yellow

In A Vase On Monday – Lightly Scented Yellow

In A Vase On Monday – Lightly Scented Yellow

Materials
Flowers
Narcissus ‘King Alfred’
Narcissus sp.
Foliage
Gardenia jasminoides
Camellia sasanqua ‘Yuletide’
Lavandula (Lavender)
Container
Glazed ceramic pot

The daffodils are nicely scented and it’s hard to overstate how cheerful they are. Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting each week. Visit her blog to see her hellebores and check out others’ vases from many parts of the world.

25 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday – Lightly Scented Yellow

  1. tonytomeo

    Wow, that is awesome! I probably mentioned a field of these near my Pa’s home in Montara. They were originally installed in rows for cut flower production, but had been abandoned decades earlier. Weirdly, a developer built a house in the middle of the field, and had ALL the daffodils exterminated before selling the house! No one knows what was done to the daffodils, but they died completely and were never seen again.

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      1. pbmgarden Post author

        Thanks. I’ve always been intrigued by how daffodils remain at old abandoned homes and properties, marking the lives of former residents.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Noelle. The foliage is something I rarely see with daffodils but it made a nice framework for holding the stems in place and maybe creates a little more formal design.

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  2. automatic gardener

    So many daffodils. I have to add to Tony’s story. Daffodils are very difficult to grow here. There was a house on a busy 6-lane road I would pass once a week on my way to volunteer at a garden and I’m sure an older couple lived there and wouldn’t move even after the road expanded. They had a big kitchen garden under the gigantic electric lines next to the house and a ring of daffodils around a front yard garden. As years went by, the kitchen garden disappeared and later the house was sold for a business. I like to believe the daffodils are still there, just mowed over every year.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Oh, I do hope those daffodils will be freed up someday.
      There was a clump along a roadside near us I watched every year. I searched for them yesterday in fact. They’ve finally been done in since a new round-about was installed a couple years ago.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks Kris. There are so many varieties, maybe yours are more mid-to-late season. I’ve also heard chilling the bulbs in the refrigerator for a few weeks can make a big difference in them blooming. It’s going to be 85 here on Thursday so not sure what will be left in bloom after that.

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  3. Cathy

    A wonderful spring vase full of sunshine Susie! Your garden must look a picture right now with all those ‘Kings’ nodding their heads. 😃 A lovely vase too.

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  4. Beth@PlantPostings

    Thank you, thank you! I’m traveling in the south, so I’m seeing some of these beauties, too. But I’ll return home to snow soon, so knowing spring is on the way throughout the N. Hemisphere is hopeful. 🙂

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  5. bittster

    What a glow of sunshine in a vase! I love the foliage in there as a frame work to keep the stems from flopping all over, I shall copy that in (I hope) a few weeks 😉

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