Every Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase with materials gathered from our gardens.
On the last day of February a friend stopped by with a pot of tulips in bud. They’ve been a marvel. I resisted cutting them until recently, spurred on by wishing for a little something else to add to this set of pink-centered daffodils.
I had tried some pink daffodils a few times but last year finally established a grouping in the garden. This one came in a mixed bag so I’m not sure of its name.
This lovely double one is a perfect accompaniment for the single.
So I selected a few tulips to include in the vase. I like the pleasing way the colors blend.
Narcissus ‘Delnashaugh’ (Double Daffodil)
Narcissus (no ID)
Dark blue matte ceramic jar
Last week I had prepared a fresh vase of white daffodils, Narcissus ‘Thalia’, but didn’t manage to get them photographed in time to join other Monday vases, so I am sneaking them in today. Thalia are a particular favorite and I’m pleased to see their numbers increasing again after a few years of poor showing.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting each week. Visit her blog to see her vase and check out those of other gardeners from around the world.
Thalia are one of my favourites too Susie, and mine should be along soon as well. 😃 I love the colour combination of your tulips and narcissi – it reminds me of the old Dutch paintings. Hope you have time to enjoy your garden and spring flowers this week. 🤗
Thalias seem so sophisticated or something. Can’t quite put my finger on why they’re so appealing. Those old Dutch paintings are an inspiration.
Nothing says spring like tulips and daffodils. Beautiful.
Yes, they’re classic.
The photos of the Tulips and Daffodils are absolutely gorgeous.
Thanks so much. I rarely have tulips so these were fun to arrange.
A very pleasing color combination, Susie. You have an artist’s eye, for sure.
‘Thalia’ is probably my favorite white, I’m a big fan of triandrus daffs.
I’ve found that pouring liquid fertilizer on my spring bulbs just after bloom has made a huge difference in output the following spring. I use organic granular on most my other perennials, but the liquid gets down to the bulb roots more effectively.
I didn’t know the scientific name so thanks for mentioning triandrus. I’m terrible at fertilizing anything–don’t think any of my bulbs have seen any. Will try to get some to give these a boost.
You will be astonished at the difference it makes… I surely was!
I had to look twice as I usually think of red tulips and yellow daffodils. Those are great colors.
I love yellow daffodils but am happy some of the different ones I tried last year took off this spring. The tulips have aged particularly well and have taken on a deep red color as the petals have turned out.
Love seeing your blooms especially the daffs…..we have more snow coming tomorrow in the big storm. But I know they are growing under it all. The color combo of those tulips with the pink centered daffodils is marvelous!
Hope your snow is quick so you can get on with spring. We had a surprise flake or two yesterday, exciting for a few minutes!
Simple and absolutely beautiful, Susie! I’d hoped that my local garden center would offer pre-sprouted tulips this year but such was not the case. My daffodils are off to a slow start but maybe the warmer temperatures accompanying the latest rain storms will move them along.
These tulips came from a big box store. I don’t know the variety but I’d love to try to grow some next year. Hope the daffodils feel the warm weather and spring to life.
How lovely – with almost a vintage look. The tulips pick out the trumpets of the daffs perfectly, don’t they? Your photo of the Thalia really emphasises their whiteness – I don’t think I ever appreciated just how white they are. Hope your cold spell doesn’t last long and that you have a good week
Thanks Cathy. Yes, they are a bit vintage! I think we’ll be warmer soon. Thanks for hosting.
So, so pretty. I love the peach-colored Daffodils. The combination is lovely.
Thank you Beth. The tulips bring out more orange in the daffodils I think. They’re more pink in person. Hope you’re well.
Heavenly colours, that tulip is a beauty and I like the way the daffs pick up its colour. Thalia is one of the best here. Have a good week
Thanks Annette. ‘Thalia’ daffodils are very popular, I’m learning, with good reason. Hope you have a good week too.
What a sophisticated color combination. Lovely.
It’s interesting that in early bud I don’t think those tulips would have worked as well with the pink daffodils but tulips age in lovely stages, so gracefully.
Oh those beautifully feathered tulips and daffodils are perfect companions Suzy. ‘Thalia’ is my favourite daffodil too – too early here yet for her to have opened but hopefully not far off.
Anna, thanks so much. Hope you’re well. I’m learning ‘Thalia’ has many of us fans!
Mixed bags are a justifiable means of trying and actually enjoying cultivars that one might otherwise not select intentionally, like when a waiter gets one’s order wrong in a restaurant, only to serve something better than what one actually requested.
Yes, they can be useful that way.