In A Vase On Monday—Heads Up

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

Monday brings an opportunity to practice flower arranging by joining in Cathy’s weekly challenge In A Vase On Monday to fill a vase using materials gathered from one’s garden.

The flowers open in the garden this week are daffodils, crocus and hellebores, so for this Monday’s offering I chose a bouquet of miniature daffodils, placed in a small matte-glazed, blue ceramic vase.

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

Considered an early bloomer, Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ began opening March 9. Perhaps because winter seemed so cold and endless I thought they were a little late opening in pbmGarden. Other gardeners have been highlighting theirs for a few weeks, but memory is tricky. Actually mine opened two days earlier than last year.

Growing only 6-8 inches tall, these cheerful little daffodils have caused a shift in the mood of the garden and the gardener. What a difference some warm days and little patches of yellow can make.

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

The buttercup yellow flowers feature narrow, long trumpets. The stems hold 1-3 flowers per stem, though only a few of the ones I checked this morning had three blooms growing head-to-head. The others were singles.

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete' have a long, narrow trumpet

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’ have a long, narrow trumpet

Spring is near…

Narcissus 'Tete-a-Tete'

Narcissus ‘Tete-a-Tete’

Thanks to Cathy at Rambling In The Garden for hosting. Please visit her to see what she and others are placing In A Vase On Monday.

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27 thoughts on “In A Vase On Monday—Heads Up

  1. Anca Tîrcă

    Yes, spring is almost here! My daffodils will open these days, too. Lovely vase, blue and yellow are always a great combination of colours. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Christina

    As you have already read, these are my favourite flowers of spring. I like the abundance of your vase very much, mine was a little thin! A lovely blue vase too – great minds think alike!

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Thanks. Yes, a blue vase was definitely called for today! Since planting them for Spring 2013, Tete-a-Tete has been multiplying very well, so I didn’t mind bringing in a good handful.

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    1. pbmgarden Post author

      It’s 80F today before dropping back down tomorrow. Spring is trying very hard and I’ve enjoyed seeing daffodils pop up everywhere this week.

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