Narcissi & Tulips

Blue vase of Narcissi

It’s nice to have vases of flowers cut from my garden once again. I’ve missed having them. Above are some mixed, sweetly-scented Narcissi in a deep cobalt vase.

Out front are a mix ofย Tulipa ‘Charming Beauty’ and Muscari ‘Valerie Finnis,’ which I was pleased bloomed together. The timing doesn’t always work so perfectly! With the weather being cooler than normal, they have lasted well. What bulb combinations have worked for you?

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101 Responses to Narcissi & Tulips

  1. Vicki says:

    They look gorgeous (and stunning in the blue vase). What a lovely colour combination in the Tulip/Grape Hyacinth bed too. How lucky you are to have room to plant as you please.

  2. pastpeter says:

    Beautiful combinations indoors and out! Looking forward to your Flowers in a Vase on Monday!

  3. Widdershins says:

    Gorgeous. ๐Ÿ˜€ … been missing them too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Mel says:

    Beautiful! I miss spring! I am back in Iceland and it snowed yesterday…..

  5. Ali says:

    That blue vase is just gorgeous! And I love your planting combinations of blue and yellow.

  6. tippysmom2 says:

    Beautiful! Love spring flowers! Well, all flowers, really, but the spring ones bring so much joy after a long, cold winter.

  7. Jim R says:

    Spring flowers really light up the yard and garden.

  8. janesmudgeegarden says:

    Thatโ€™s a beautiful collection of narcissi in the blue vase, and the blues and yellows in your garden complement each other so well.

  9. Garden of Eden Eliza ๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒธ

  10. Jewels says:

    Aahh so lovely, Eliza! โค

  11. Isha Garg says:

    Visual treat! This made my day โค

  12. jenanita01 says:

    Most of the spring flowers are gone now, so it was good to see such beauties here today!

  13. Beautiful and Charming Beauty is exactly that!

  14. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    They look beautiful in that blue vase. Love the new header too!

  15. Joanna says:

    They are absolutely beautiful! It’s amazing that you seem to have the same flowers in bloom there as we have here right now! ๐Ÿ˜€

  16. Alice Pratt says:

    Flowers… much enjoyment.

  17. Love it when a plan works like the tulips and muscari. The vase suits the narcissi perfectly.


  19. Just beautiful! I too have missed your wonderful flowers over the long winter!

  20. Lovely! Our bulbs here bloomed at almost the same time, probably thanks to the snow and cold – we got everything at once, and now we’re on the late stuff. My allium are beautiful right now, a fantastic new addition to the garden last fall. I suspect more will be added this year – and I have many plans for additional bulbs come fall. The additions of the first couple years in the house are really starting to pay off, and I figure by next spring I should have enough out there not to worry about cutting a few for the house!

    (Also, I made a plant map for my gardens yesterday as I added a bunch of new things – I just have a couple old things to figure out, and it will be in good shape for future flower posts!)

  21. spanishwoods says:

    So beautiful Eliza!

  22. Christina says:

    Ah! You have the combination I saw at Keukenhof; various bulbs under planted with Muscari. That combination would never happen for me in my climate but perfect for you.

  23. Kris P says:

    Your Narcissi and tulips are beautiful, Eliza, although I can’t help but feel my head spin at the differences in our seasons. Even the flowers of my South African bulbs are but a memory at this point. Looking back, I’m surprised at how well my own Narcissi looked mixed in with succulents.

  24. myplaidheart says:

    The combination of the yellow flowers and cobalt vase is stunning. That would make a nice framed print.

  25. Mic. says:

    Even though it has been said many times in previous comments, I have to add my admiration for the yellow and blue pairings, Eliza. Strikingly beautiful!

  26. Val Boyko says:

    Gosh … so pretty for Spring ๐Ÿ’›

  27. NorCal Zen says:

    I just love the vase in the first photo! It’s gorgeous, and goes so well with the light spring colors. Beautiful Eliza!

  28. Cathy says:

    Yellow flowers in a blue vase always look wonderful and you have a lovely selection of Narcissi. Love that tulip too – one that I planted a couple of years ago but hasn’t lasted.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Cathy. I expect most tulips peter out, but I’ve had better luck with the species returning. But for the price, the hybrids are definitely worth the show. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Kathy Sturr says:

    Can’t go wrong with blue and yellow – classic! Beautiful. I wish there was smell-o-rama.

  30. oh the color of those floors and the vase!!

  31. pbmgarden says:

    Love your mix of Narcissi in the cobalt vase–just sings! The tulips too look beautiful with the muscari underplanting.

  32. tonytomeo says:

    I don’t grow bulbs because we do not get much chill here. I enjoy gladioli as summer bulbs, but they are sort of like annuals. I get only the cheap ones. I love growing bearded iris because they do very well here but they are not good for cutting.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Many of our annual bulbs that have to be lifted in the fall do well in CA. You get to grow ranunculus, freesia, anemone and agapanthus. But then, we get hyacinth, tulips and daffodils. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      • tonytomeo says:

        Actually, ranunculus and anemones do not do well here. They bloom briefly in their first year, but never again. Freesia does well, and sometimes too well. It can multiply profusely. Agapanthus is one of the most common perennials there is (probably the most common), but it is either blue or white, and perhaps purple. The purple is not very pretty. They grow well here, but are not much fun. We grow daffodils, and they can naturalize. (My daffodils were an abandoned cut flower crop from the 1920s or so. It is the hyacinth and tulips that we do not do much with. They bloom, but only once.

  33. The cream and yellow of the flowers in your beautiful transluscent blue vase echoes the same combination of flowers with the blue muscari in the ground. All so wonderfully well coordinated! I must say that I have been spreading muscari around the garden with enthusiasm and have been so delighted by the small vignettes it provides beneath all the other bulbs. I don’t think there’s anything a patch of muscari wouldn’t go well with.

  34. Itโ€™s wonderful to see your lovely flowers and vases again.๐Ÿ™‚

  35. ladyfi says:

    How lovely!

  36. Laurie Graves says:

    Beautiful! Stunning, really.

  37. Robin says:

    Gorgeous arrangement. They look so beautiful in that vase. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. neihtn2012 says:

    You have a marvelous garden, Eliza! It’s good that Spring finally arrived with those beautiful flowers. Better late than never.

  39. Christy B says:

    They look so lovely in that blue vase ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Val says:

    They’re beautiful. We’ve had some lovely – and very different – tulips this year. Other half is the gardener here, but he hadn’t realised that I love tulips til last year!

    Narcissi… are they the same as daffodils or different? I always get confused about the definitions.

  41. Your blue vase of daffodils looks just like the kind of delight I enjoy in my house. I don’t blog about them but sometimes post a photo on Facebook. So my heart leaped.

  42. Maria says:

    Great images and cultivars Eliza.

  43. Darlene says:

    My favourite flowers! They look lovely.

  44. Gorgeous even though late in your garden….I am enjoying the abundance in the garden even with the cold weather upon us again.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Donna. The daffs are a distant memory already – things leap forward so quickly. The weigela is blooming and soon the peonies, can’t wait!

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