this week’s bouquet

First bouquet of the year from the garden, and of course, it is daffodils and forsythia, with a few stems of epimedium thrown in.

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Such a cold, rainy morning required a quick run through the rain in an attempt to bring some sunshine into the house.

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The daffodils are at their peak, and all too soon will be going over.  It was now or never to grab a few to brighten the house.

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I don’t know what my problem is, but I have trouble picking my daffodils.  I have hundreds outside, and a picked few are never missed, but it is still hard for me to cut them.

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These spring beauties need no words from me to describe them, so just sit back and soak up their sunshine.  These were picked for you and me.

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Linking with Cathy at Rambling in the Garden for “In a Vase on Monday”.

17 thoughts on “this week’s bouquet

    1. If you figure out why you can’t cut yours, let me know. It’s a mystery to me why I feel this way. They make such a pretty display outside, but the ones I pick are never missed. I try to plant more bulbs every fall to solve this dilemma, but it is still takes an effort to cut them.

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  1. Beautiful flower arrangement and beautiful photos! I also have problems picking daffodils, but then it’s true for all flowers in my case. No cutting garden for me I am afraid. Do you happen to know the name of that full ruffled daffodil with yellow-base petals? it’s gorgeous.

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    1. I don’t know the name of most of my flowers. I know their common names, but I don’t keep track of their Latin names. I know some people do that here, but I think it might be more of a European thing. We’re more lax/lazy about things like that here. I buy what I like, and don’t really care what it’s called. Chances are if I was trying to find a specific flower, I wouldn’t be able to find it, other than ordering it online. Unfortunately, although Americans garden, they don’t garden with the intensity that Europeans do.

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      1. Well, I lost all my labels from the new bulbs I planted this year, my daffodils look very similar to yours, so I was hoping to recover the name 🙈 Not a Latin one, really, but just something like Ruffled Beauty 😜 With my lax approach, I am definitely not an intense gardener in a manner of a “proper” European!

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  2. A beautiful bouquet. Most of my newly opened daffodils got flattened in the storm on Sunday morning, so I went out and cut many of them, rinsed the mud off and put them in a vase. That’s a common occurrence here, and one of the few times I have no problem cutting a bouquet! You have a lovely collection.

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  3. Beautiful and very cheery, especially on a rainy day! You might not believe it but I get a twinge from cutting many of my flowers too. However, as I love the opportunity to enjoy them up close in the house, I usually jump to it before I can talk myself out of it. I’ve never really been sorry afterwards.

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    1. One of the reasons I think I hesitate to cut is because they don’t seem to last as long inside as out. And when you wait all winter for this glorious display, I want to share it with the whole neighborhood.
      Even when I do bring them inside, I get so busy, I don’t notice them. I must learn to slow down and smell the roses. Photographing them does help me appreciate their beauty, so I’m glad I’m doing that.

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  4. Ooh, gorgeous bouquet, Cindy! I used to not want to pick my flowers, too, but then I realized that I could enjoy them more readily if they were in the house. It’s like doubling my pleasure, both inside and out!

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  5. Thank you Eliza!
    That is very true. I think my tendency to not pick comes from the days when I didn’t have many daffs, but that is not the case now. I could pick lots of them and they would not be missed. I must overcome this and learn to enjoy them inside and out. Life is too short.
    I brought my bouquet to work so I could enjoy it along with my coworkers. Sharing their sunshine is what it’s all about really.

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    1. Thank you kindly. It was worth picking them. I took them to work and they gave to delight to many others. I need to take my weekly bouquets to work more often so we can all share in the smile they bring.

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