Thank you to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for hosting the meme ‘In a Vase on Monday’. This is my first time!
I haven’t been very creative, I’m afraid, and these daffs aren’t even from the garden. They were from the supermarket, for a pound! How do they do that? Are the growers on the Scilly Isles missing out? I would rather buy seasonal local flowers than characterless year-round blooms, but hope I’m supporting the right people.
My daffodils are not quite there yet, so I bought these to tide me over.
Putting a flower in a vase really makes you appreciate its structure (see my post Focus on a Flower) and the daff has quite an impressive structure.
Look at the undulations and the ruffles of the trumpet:
And the sucked-in stigma and anthers:
And the green of the neck, which does shine through to the inside:
I almost prefer daffodils in bud, or half-open. This is the same bunch two days ago:
There’s a subtle fragrance too.
I look forward to your more exciting vases. I loved this one from Christina’s ‘My Hesperides Garden’.