Daffodils are the best! They are some of the first blossoms of the season, they last fairly long, and they have got to be one of the most cheerful flowers out there. They are a true symbol of the winter season being over and springtime arriving.
The traditional bright yellow trumpeted daffodils are always a ray of sunshine in the springtime, but we have fallen completely head-over-heels in love with the softer-colored, delicately-frilled varieties. We have filled our daffodil section full of buttery yellows, whites, and apricot-colored varieties. The traditional "trumpet" or "long cup" shape is a staple that we enjoy, but the plethora of petals found in the "double" varieties is divine! In these, the trumpet isn't just one continuous petal, but a whole bouquet of petals in the middle, making the flower appear to be a gathered bunch of frilly fabric. Another of our favorite shapes is the "split corona" daffodils. In these, the trumpet is split and pressed back against the petals.
Here is a lovely mixture of our peach-tinted varieties.
The daffodils are usually in full swing for Mother's Day, and this year was no exception! We made and sold many daffodil arrangements to celebrate women and mother's for our clients. It was a joy to see each cheerful, beautiful bouquet head out the door as a gift to a beloved mother or grandmother. All the arrangements in this post were Mother's Day arrangements.
Such a ray of sunshine!
Lovely on wet spring days too. :)
What a delightful daffodil season we had! We love daffodils and bought even more for next season.
Want to hear a daffodil story?
Well, daffodils are in the genus Narcissus. All daffodils are Narcissus, but not all Narcissus are daffodils type of situation.
Well, in Greek mythology, Narcissus was the son of the River God Cephissus and the nymph Liriope. He was incredibly handsome but belittled those around him.
One day, Narcissus was walking in the woods when a mountain nymph saw him. Narcissus rejected her advances and told her to leave him alone. The Goddess of Revenge, Nemesis, punished Narcissus by drawing him to a stream where he saw his reflection. Unable to look away from such perfection, he fell in love with it. After staring at it for several days he fell into the stream and drowned.
Sad story, with a moral lesson to not be narcissistic!
That being said, we think daffodils are worthy of staring!
We hope you enjoyed our daffodil season and that you think of us for Mother's Day arrangements next May as well!
So, what do you think--which of all these daffodils are you most drawn to?