The weather has steadily been getting warmer and the daffodils are finally on their way out. I spent last weekend trying to capture every last drop of their beauty with the camera since it’ll be another year before I get to see them again. This years variety trial was a huge success and we discovered at least a dozen new gems that we’ll be adding to our bulb offering this fall.
When it comes to bouquets, I normally use a mix of flowers and foliage, but in early spring when the daffodils are blooming, there is rarely anything else in the garden to pick, so I end up displaying them en mass instead. I think it might be my favorite way to feature these beauties anyway!
This bouquet includes Narcissus/Daffodil: ‘Precious,’ ‘Apricot Whirl,’ ‘Cum Laude,’ ‘Belle Song,’ ‘Coral Light,’ ‘Extravaganza,’ ‘Delnashaugh,’ ‘Cromacolor’ and ‘Crystal Mountain’ in one of my treasured Frances Palmer vases.
#AYearInFlowers is a community-driven project to share what is blooming in your garden or in your area.
Each week on the Floret Blog I’m sharing a bouquet or snippets from my garden and also featuring a few community submissions from Facebook and Instagram. Information on how to participate is posted below. I’d love to see what is in bloom near you!
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. #week18flowers)
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We had so much fun cutting flowers from the dahlia patch yesterday! The grandkids thoroughly enjoyed being allowed to cut them themselves. We ended up with so many to find vases for. This was Matilda’s choice for @floretflower #ayearinflowers #week17flowers How could you resist this cheeky cherub? My adorable, strong willed beautiful granddaughter! 🌸👧🏼 Autumn in Australia so we’re picking dahlias! 🌸🌸🌸
“A year in flowers -Zion Utah-claret cup cactus” By Barbara Bruell
“Just getting our first blooms on the shore of Lake Michigan in NE Wisconsin. SO glad to see some spring blooms!” By Shaun Jeanquart Schmiling