In a Vase, on Monday – Here a Daff, There a Daff

One week ago there was nothing but faded Galanthus in bloom in my garden. Today there’s a dozen or so different spring blossoms brightening the landscape. Amazing what a few unseasonably warm days will do in early spring! Every Monday Cathy at Rambling In The Garden encourages us to share a vase highlighting what is growing in our gardens. The highlight today has to be the hundreds of early daffodils now sharing their sunny and very welcome optimism – not only in my garden but across much of Ontario.

Three Narcissus varieties in this blue glass Hyacinth jar – King Alfred, Jetfire and, front and centre, Cassata (which has a much smaller bloom than it looks…)


  1. On a morning walk with a friend we counted some 16 varieties of daffodils. I didn’t realize there were so many or perhaps as each bulb matures it develops its own identity 🙂

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    1. I have a dozen or so varieties – some wide open now, some still just leaves starting to poke through the ground. The late bloomers make planting amongst them a bit of a mess, but worthwhile to be able to keep the friendly yellow blooms around as long as possible!


    1. I remember reading, years ago, that daffs are native to lower mountain slopes somewhere in Asia, that they like moist soil in spring and fall, when they/roots grow, but dry summers. That describes my conditions perfectly!


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