In A Vase On Monday – Narcissus ‘Salome’

IMG_1834After a week of gray skies and rain, this week’s arrangement brightens the room thanks to the large-cupped daffodil, Narcissus ‘Salome.’ IMG_1827It opens a pale, peachy-yellow and soon deepens to salmon.

IMG_1831A few branches from our flowering quince hedge (Chaenomeles speciosa), with its deep coral blossoms, add more color.

IMG_1825A double, pale-yellow tulip with peach tinges (sorry, I don’t know the cultivar since it was planted years ago) showed up in the garden and since the rain caused it to bend over, I snipped it to add to the bouquet. Lastly, I added white, lacy candytuft (Iberis sempervirens) for filler.

IMG_1826The sweet vase of a girl with a parasol is Royal Doulton (art from a 1920s children’s book illustrator) and a gift from my sister long ago.

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden,  who hosts a weekly meme to showcase what is blooming in our gardens by creating arrangements to enjoy inside our homes.

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81 Responses to In A Vase On Monday – Narcissus ‘Salome’

  1. maureenc says:

    A beautiful display Eliza. I love the quince flowers.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Maureen. The quince has nasty thorns, but its flowers redeem it. And as well, it provides food for hummingbirds that are just returning from the south.

  2. Earth Angel says:

    Reblogged this on Angel Frequency and commented:
    Eliza! Absolutely gorgeous! I wanted to wish everyone a happy Mothers Day and all days for Mothers as we are all Divine infinite womb mothers.. Just like these flowers Differant shapes sizes and colors!

  3. I love the vase and the flowers Eliza 🌺🌸🌺

  4. Charming colour mix there Eliza. A good start for a Monday.

  5. Not forgetting the cloth on which it stands

  6. Ann @Ann Edwards Photography says:

    a lovely arrangement. I recently discovered Chaenomeles and love it (there is a white one too which I am deliberating about) and the peachy hues of the narcissi are so pretty.

  7. jenanita01 says:

    A beautiful herald for the warmer weather!

  8. Frances 🌺 says:

    Gorgeous flowers!

  9. Alice Pratt says:

    How beautiful! Flowers, vase and gorgeous flowery cloth compliment each other perfectly! Tending gardens has so many rewards.

  10. Lovely – definitely a spring bouquet with gorgeous coordinating colors. 🙂

  11. Treah Pichette says:

    Gorgeous color combo! I find “Salome” to be extremely & beautifully fragrant. One of my favorites!

  12. Kathy Sturr says:

    Such a colorful world you live in Eliza! Just beautiful.

  13. Eliza, this was a really good one. It has been raining here for days. I needed a shot of spring this morning. 🙂

  14. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Very pretty, Eliza! So nice to be back to the vases again. 🙂

  15. I love the colors in this one – some of my faves!

  16. So pretty, I look forward to your Monday posts Eliza!

  17. Anca Tîrcă says:

    Simply beautiful, so colourful and optimistic!

  18. ladyfi says:

    So beautiful!

  19. Stunning Eliza…I have Salome too and she is divine especially in your vase with the quince flowers.

  20. Archita says:

    Beautiful!!! I get narcissus from our local farmer’s market because I love how it smells! My living room smells like spring and peace. I loved your floral arrangement, Eliza. 🙂

  21. Christina says:

    The colours all work really well together. The Quince picks up the colour of the narcissus trumpet perfectly.

  22. Kris P says:

    That’s a gorgeous Narcissus, Eliza, and the flowering quince makes a perfect companion! I’ve always admired the flowering quince but have never brought one home from the nursery, assuming they need too much water, but I looked the plant up and find that it may be able to get by with “moderate” water so perhaps I’ll pick one up next year. They’re generally sold (and bloom) in late winter here.

  23. pbmgarden says:

    What a special vase. Love the peachy and coral colors you’ve used. Candytuft is one of my favorite springtime flowers. Susie

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you kindly, Susie. It is one of my favorite vases and candytuft is so long-lasting as a cut flower, but you really have to change the water every day or it can get rather foul-smelling. 😉

  24. Hannah says:

    The red flowering quince flowers add such a zing to the lovely peachy trumpets of the Salome, Eliza. My quince flowers and daffodils are long gone. Everyone seems to be in a different stage of spring’s glories!

  25. What a lovely choice of blooms, Eliza. And serendipitous choice of tablecloth too! My favourite is the tulip… I love them when they get to that about-to-drop stage.

  26. arlingwoman says:

    I love flowering quince. And your bright cloth is very spring-like. Glad to be able to look at your arrangements again!

  27. Jewels says:

    Just gorgeous…

  28. MK says:

    I like this little arrangement very much, and I found your flower lesson not intimidating at all! And as always, I like the vase. Nice one.

  29. Cathy says:

    What a striking narcissus – and such possibilities for matching up that distinctive shade in the centre. Do let us know how long the quince lasts in the vase

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Quince is a great cut flower. Crushing the stem at the base helps uptake and I re-cut after a couple days. It, along with the Iberis, will outlast the narcissi by at least a week.

  30. Cathy says:

    These are beautiful colours Eliza, and the tablecloth matches perfectly and makes it even more cheerful! I have never seen quince flowers used in a vase before, but they are so very pretty.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy. Quince are a good cut flower and can be forced like forsythia in late winter. On their own, they give a nice Asian feeling to the arrmt.

  31. Karen says:

    Beautiful Eliza!

  32. Brenda says:

    It can’t be easy to match a bouquet with such a flowery tablecloth, but you did it beautifully. Love the exquisite color of the quince.

  33. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Oh, just beautiful, Eliza! Please send some of that rain our way. We are so dry here!!! ❤

    • Eliza Waters says:

      The weather all around is so odd. Down south it has been raining for two weeks! Tomorrow is predicted to be in the upper 70s, sunny. Friday is showers and cooler.
      Hope you get rain soon for your gardens.

  34. Eliza Your flowers are beautiful. Living in Arizona having a cutting garden is beyond my ability. I miss just going out and creating a lovely bouquet from my garden. So I will enjoy yours. Thanks!

  35. Maria F. says:

    What gorgeous flowers. What variety.

  36. wspines says:

    The colors and the arrangement so beautiful

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