For me the flower that shouts spring the loudest for me is the daffodil.
Daffodils need a long cold period before they flower and unlike tulips they require some water during summer; in my garden this has proved difficult with daffodils sometimes flowers later than tulips and instead of multiplying they often just disappear!
So when I saw Sarah Raven under planting her Dahlias with narcissus I thought I could try the same thing. The narcissus will receive water during the summer months but they won’t be taking up a lot of space and they will happily grow through the dahlia corms next year.
So today I have my favourite vase of all time – a lovely blue Denby jug with (not quite a host of) golden daffodils.
The prop. today is the papier mache plate with the catholic wedding promise around the edge, a gift at our wedding, that was filled with sugar coated almonds.
Last week’s vase continues with the addition of the first white Ranunculus from the greenhouse and two small late entry tulips Brown Sugar. The perfect blooms of the Ranunculus will hopefully feature as the stars of a vase soon.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the garden for hosting this meme, where she asks us to find material from our own gardens or nearby and fill a vase to enjoy indoors. Do visit her to see her lovely choice for today.