After a week of gray skies and rain, this week’s arrangement brightens the room thanks to the large-cupped daffodil, Narcissus ‘Salome.’ It opens a pale, peachy-yellow and soon deepens to salmon.
A few branches from our flowering quince hedge (Chaenomeles speciosa), with its deep coral blossoms, add more color.
A 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.
The 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.
Thank you very much, Constance!
A beautiful display Eliza. I love the quince flowers.
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.
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!
I love the vase and the flowers Eliza 🌺🌸🌺
Thank you kindly, Karen. 🙂
Charming colour mix there Eliza. A good start for a Monday.
Thank you, Dorris.
Not forgetting the cloth on which it stands
Thank you for noticing, Derrick! It’s just as loud as the arrangement. 😉
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.
Thank you, Ann. Quince is pretty, but I’ve found it unpleasantly aggressive. It sends underground shoots everywhere that are impossible to eradicate. It needs to be planted in a concrete well! 😉
gosh, thank you for the advice!
I keep saying I need to do a post on things NOT TO PLANT in your garden. One day, perhaps! 🙂
A beautiful herald for the warmer weather!
Thank you – much appreciated!
Reblogged this on Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie.
Thank you, Frances. 🙂
How beautiful! Flowers, vase and gorgeous flowery cloth compliment each other perfectly! Tending gardens has so many rewards.
Oh, yes, it does. Worth all the effort. Thank you, Alice!
Lovely – definitely a spring bouquet with gorgeous coordinating colors. 🙂
Thank you, Judy. So glad it is spring at last!
Gorgeous color combo! I find “Salome” to be extremely & beautifully fragrant. One of my favorites!
It is one of my favorites, too. So reliable. Do you recognize the vase? 🙂
Such a colorful world you live in Eliza! Just beautiful.
Thank you, Kathy. I never thought of it, but I guess you’re right, it is!
Eliza, this was a really good one. It has been raining here for days. I needed a shot of spring this morning. 🙂
Thank you, Kim. I’m glad to provide some cheer!
Very pretty, Eliza! So nice to be back to the vases again. 🙂
Thank you, Mary. I’m loving having my own flowers again. 🙂
I love the colors in this one – some of my faves!
Thank you, Sarah. Have a great week.
So pretty, I look forward to your Monday posts Eliza!
How kind of you to say. Thank you, Belinda!
Simply beautiful, so colourful and optimistic!
Thank you, Anca!
Thank you, Fi!
Stunning Eliza…I have Salome too and she is divine especially in your vase with the quince flowers.
Thank you very much, Donna!
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. 🙂
Thank you very much, Archita. 🙂
The colours all work really well together. The Quince picks up the colour of the narcissus trumpet perfectly.
Thank you, Christina. It’s a favorite combination that passes all too quickly this time of year. 🙂
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.
Thank you, Kris. Just be advised that quince has underground runners that sucker like mad, so containment is suggested!
What a special vase. Love the peachy and coral colors you’ve used. Candytuft is one of my favorite springtime flowers. Susie
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. 😉
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!
Thank you, Hannah. That’s what I love about blogging – we get to share one long spring!
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.
Thank you, Joanna. I love the flowers this time of year!
I love flowering quince. And your bright cloth is very spring-like. Glad to be able to look at your arrangements again!
Thank you so much, Lisa. I appreciate that a lot!
Thank you, Julie. 🙂
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.
Thank you very much! Glad you found the post easier to navigate. 😉
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
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.
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.
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.
Thank you, Karen. 🙂
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.
Thank you so much, Brenda. A lot of orange tones, but it works I think! 🙂
Oh, just beautiful, Eliza! Please send some of that rain our way. We are so dry here!!! ❤
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.
Eliza, rain is supposed to be coming tonight. Oh how I hope it does!! I’ve never seen such a dry Spring as the one this year. ❤
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!
Thank you, Pamela. Much appreciated!
What gorgeous flowers. What variety.
Thank you, Maria.
The colors and the arrangement so beautiful
Thank you, Carole!