A neighbor has a field full of narcissi and sells them at 1950’s prices – impossible to pass up. I brought home this armload and made three arrangements. Not only beautiful to look at, they are deliciously fragrant as well.
Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In the Garden, who hosts a weekly meme to showcase arrangements created from our gardens. Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.
A glorious exuberance of narcissi. Cheerful spring gold makes my heart leap!
Thank you, Peter. It does fairly shout, doesn’t it? 😉
Lovely variations in colour too. Happy spring moods.
Thank you, Liz. It is an irresistible combination!
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“Wander over to see what gardeners all over the world are arranging this week.” ~ Eliza Waters
Thank you for reblogging!
Spring happiness in a vase!
Yes, indeed – thank you!
A lovely energy to begin the week Eliza ⭐️💛
Thank you, Karen. I appreciate that! 🙂
glorious Springtime, so fragile and yet so fabulous…
Thank you, A & J. The many gifts of spring. 🙂
Wow! Love these!
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Beautiful Elia and one of the flowers that really benefit from being in masses!
Thank you, Christina. It is a happy mix!
I think I’d like a tour of your neighbor’s gardens. 🙂
🙂 He is the grandson of a farmer long passed, leaving a legacy of rich soil. No longer a dairy farmer, he mostly grows vegetables to sell at his little table by the driveway, so not much into flowers or design. I think he is branching into flowers, however!
Wow, I can’t imagine having a whole field of all those gorgeous shades of yellow and orange! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Thank you, Cathy. It is inspirational to behold!
What a bounty!!!
Yes, indeed… oy, I felt like a pirate with my gold!
All such gorgeous colors and the orange vase is perfect!
Thank you, Alice. That was the first vase I thought of, then of course, I needed others! The rosy vase was great for the pink/apricot varieties, too.
It does feel richly so. 🙂
Goodness, there’s a lot going on with these daffs…wild and wonderful!
They are all mixed varieties – probably breeder’s extras sold as a naturalizing mix. Glorious to behold, like a wild sea of color.
What a luxury to be able to buy assorted daffs to create bouquets as you did. That must be an amazing sight to see: fields of daffs. I’ve seen fields of sunflowers but never daffs.
Daffs by the armload does feel luxurious, I must admit. 🙂
That’s what I said when I saw them. I was like that emoticon with hearts for eyes!
Ahh so lovely!
Thank you, Julie. I love studying up close each of the different forms and colors, not to mention scent. The many gifts of nature!
Those are beautiful wow!
Thank you, Juan!
Oh, my gosh! Love, love, love!!!!! What a great way to start the week.
Thanks, Laurie! 🙂
Very true – enjoying it immensely!
How wonderful. They look great in all their forms. Enjoy their scents!
Thank you, Allison, I certainly will!
Thank you, Cynthia.
Of course you couldn’t pass them up – they’re gorgeous! Narcissi already seem a distant memory here…
The season is short, for sure. Nature bounds ahead!
How lovely! I would not have been able to pass them up, either. Ours are finished for another season. I am thinking about planting more in the fall. 🙂
Thanks, Robin. Same here, a bank of daffs is very enticing. I’m thinking about a cyclamineus mix. I love the smaller narcissi.
So delightfully spring!
Yes, the poster child of the season!
When you think of the sheer number of hybrids over the years, it’s staggering!
What a fantastic collection of colours and shapes, how could you not have them!
So beautiful and joyful, thanks for sharing your vases, Eliza!
Thank you, Anca!
How fortunate to live near such a thoughtful neighbor! These are wonderful.
Thank you, Susie. I’ve really been enjoying them!
Lovely photos and a beautiful display of color and spring!
Thank you! Spring is a joyful time!
Gosh, what generous vases! Thanks for sharing them 🙂
Thank you, Cathy.
Who could resist such a pretty bargain.
Really, much too tempting!
Goodness, what luck to have such a huge range of narcissi in a nearby field! I don’t suppose the neighbour told you the names of each one?! Anyway, they look wonderful en masse.
Definitely no names. I’m sure he couldn’t even tell which are double, large cup, butterfly and other groups. He’d say ‘daffodils’ and be done with it!
All gorgeous. And what a nice variety of colors. I particularly like those in the center.
Thank you, Lisa. Peachy pink and apricot… they’ve produced some fine hybrids over the years.
Oh wow that’s nice. It’s great to see the season off and running!
Thank you, Frank. Between the warmth and the rain, it really is going gangbusters out there.
Gorgeous! My dad brought over something like 100 daffodils for Easter – they were fantastic!
Thank you, Sarah. Abundance is always fun!
Glorious arrangements of narcissi, Eliza! I did not know they had a fragrance. Huh. It’s been so darn rainy here and cold that if it were not for the weather I would run outside right now to bury my nose in some narcissi I have. Ahhhhh, Spring is springing yet … mine is very wet. I heard just today we had the wettest April on record since the 1800’s. I believe it! ❤
Wow, wettest April, that’s good for the reservoirs, I guess.
Not all narcissi are nicely fragrant, some are pungent. I try to buy the fragrant ones when I can. 🙂 Thanks, Amy!
Hmmmm … I’m gonna find out which kind are mine. The sun finally is coming out!
Breathtaking abundance is what comes to mind and the next thing probably some really obscure and beautiful heirlooms that have not had their wonderful fragrance bred out!
Humans can’t help but tinker with genetics. Obsessed with the next thing!
The more I learn the more I like the natives!
Ditto! Time-tested, perfectly adapted.
WOW that’s a lot of daffodils! Seeing them all together shows how different the varieties can be.
So many hybrids! Many of the ones that don’t make the cut at the breeders as well as overstocks are sold in lots for naturalizing. The grab bag makes the surprise all the more fun. 🙂
Oh, to have great swaths of Narcissi, to wander and pick with impunity.
It is luxurious abundance, for sure!
🙂 Thanks, Robbie.