Our daffodil patch has finally exploded into bloom and I find myself rerouting my path multiple times throughout the day just to peek at each new variety as it opens. Every spring when the daffodils appear I thank myself for having invested the time and energy into planting them the previous autumn.
These fragrant, cheerful blooms are a welcome sight after a long, cold winter in western Washington and deserve to take center stage in this week’s #AYearInFlowers post.
This Week 14 bouquet includes Spirea ‘Bridal Veil’, Narcissus ‘Ice King’, ‘Sailboat’, ’Orange Comet’ and ‘Erlicheer’.
If you’re just joining us, #AYearInFlowers is a simple way to share what is blooming in your garden or in your area. Each week I’m sharing a snippet of what’s in bloom in my garden as well as a few community submissions from Facebook and Instagram to feature here on the Floret Blog. Additional information on how to participate is posted below.
A quick note about the week number: week numbers are commonly used in the floriculture industry and are standardized across the years. Even though we’re entering the third week of the #AYearInFlowers project, this is the 14th week of the year.
I include the week number here on the blog and in my social media captions in order to be able to easily compare what’s blooming each week from year to year. Plus, by using the #week14flowers hashtag on Instagram, you can quickly sort photos and compare what’s in bloom this week in different areas of the world.
On Monday, I’ll be posting my week 15 flowers to social media. If you’re participating on Instagram, please add the #week15flowers and#AYearInFlowers hashtags to your caption.
I’d love to see what is in bloom near you. Here’s how to participate in #AYearInFlowers:
Take a photo of flowers that are in season in your area, whether it is a fistful of flowers from your backyard or a bouquet from your local farmers market.
On Instagram, upload your photo and tag it with #AYearInFlowers;
On Facebook, upload your photo as a comment under my weekly post.
In your photo caption, please share what flowers are featured (if you know them) along with your location and date. Bonus points for listing your USDA hardiness zone and week number (i.e. #week14flowers)
Here are a few submissions posted over the past week:
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Big armload of gorgeous tulips harvested this evening, available tomorrow from Diva Boutique Bakery & Deli in Ballinspittle 💕 #howehillflowerfarm #divaboutiquebakery #artisanflowers #locallygrownflowers #locallygrown #seasonal #irishgrown #irishflowerfarm #irishcutflowers #ecofriendlyflowers #ballinspittle #tulips #irishgrownflowers #noairmiles #chemicalfreeflowers #beefriendly #springflowers #AYearInFlowers
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Even though it’s cold and rainy out, we are having such a nice day, harvesting, bunching and wrapping so ~ many ~ flowers that all three of us are so dang proud of growing this spring. Lot’s of smiles around here which are pretty contagious when surrounded by fresh flowers. We are now in both Raleigh Whole Foods stores, so stop by tomorrow afternoon, grab a bundle and say “Hi” to managers’ Jenna and Audrey, who are advocates for locally grown flowers! #flowerfarmer #ayearinflowers
From over on Facebook:
“Last week of March in Anaheim , Ca…. the first flush of sweet peas, last of snowdrop lillys, Coco Loco rose, last of freesias, evergreen geranium.” By Teresa Martinez
“Near Brussels, Belgium – ‘local flowers for local businesses’ bouquet of the week with tulips, daffodils ‘Replete’ quince, silverberry greens and amelanchier.” By Yo De Beule
“Tulips, ranunculus, daffodils. And Daisy the dog! Harvested March 24, Northern California, Redwood Roots Farm” By Janet Czarnecki
A big thank you to everyone who shared photos so far. I can’t wait to see what is blooming near you next week!