In a Vase on Monday – Sparkling Daffodils

I noticed tonight that the petals of the white daffodils are spangled with little sparkles, tiny reflections of the artificial light. I didn’t catch that in my photos, taken outside in a cold light just before yet another hail storm.
The first wave of daffodils and narcissi are going to seed, but some of the later yellow ones and the lovely white Thalia are coming on now, and there are still new ones coming up – I’m enjoying the Poet’s Narcissus and some truely radical ones which came in the mixed batch.
daffodil flower photograph

Forget-me-nots and Chinese Forget-me-nots (Cynoglossum) are flowering and seeding at the same time, leaving me pulling their prickly seeds off of Mac the dog’s nose and out of my socks.
daffodil and forget me not flowers
Osteospermum ‘Buttermilk’ survived its somewhat brutal transplant last week and although the plant is sprawling the flowers have re-adjusted themselves to face upwards, so I pinched a few more this week.
Coloured freesias are filling up the Coral Garden and sweetly scented, if not as strong and lasting as the Burtonii which are finished.
vase of daffodils and narcissi
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling in the Garden, whose vase today glows with warm yellows full of end of summer heat.

9 thoughts on “In a Vase on Monday – Sparkling Daffodils

  1. Sometimes we notice small details when blooms are in our vases that we would have missed when they were on the plant – one of the bonuses of IAVOM! Such fun to see your daffodils and know that we will have them in another…hmm, 6 months or so…?!

      1. Yes, we forget that – sorry… ;( I have the daily joy of rambling round the garden and seeing all my blooms but try not to take it for granted

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