• Daffodil design

    by  • March 28, 2011 • Design, Spring • 6 Comments

    Inspired by a sunbeam.
    At 7:15am, as the sun peeks over the mountain peak, it focused on the petals of the daffodils, rescued from the past week’s snow.  My interest is piqued and I reach for the camera, the small one, set it for no flash and macro setting. Welcome, sun! Fun!

    Daffodils are Ice King, Ice Follies and Ice Wings and some unknown. See ‘Ice Wings’


    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.

    6 Responses to Daffodil design

    1. March 28, 2011 at 6:09 pm

      I’m crazy about all the ‘Ice’ daffodils. My Ice Kings reverted back to single because of the climate here. Still pretty.

    2. March 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm

      Sunshine and daffodils, can’t go wrong with that combination. I like what you’ve done with having both in abundance. The Ice Follies is one of the few daffodils that will repeat–and actually thrive!–down here in my too-warm-for-many-bulbs climate. I’m glad at least one of the daffodils likes me…

    3. March 28, 2011 at 9:00 pm

      Gorgeous! How long do these beautiful snow whites last as cut flowers?

      • March 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm

        Thanks, Arleen! The daffs are still pretty fresh after a week. They are near where I sit, so now I am noticing a strong acrid smell from them. I changed the water and trimmed the ends of each bunch, but it didn’t stp the odor and it gives me a bit of a headache. I’ll move ’em to another spot. The multi stemmed ‘Ice Wings’ look the same as when I first picked them, still pure white and pristine! Love them!

        James, I’m glad there are some you can grow in SD. They always surprise me when they come. Nice!

        Nell Jean, I didn’t know they revert like that. Interesting.

    4. March 30, 2011 at 4:30 am

      Oh, gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous (not to put too fine a point on it…gorgeous, period!)

      If you add a teaspoon of sugar and a teaspoon of either bleach or vinegar to your vase water, it helps to combat any unpleasant smell and, I don’t know if it’s just my imagination, but I believe the touch of sugar contributes to the sweetness of the floral perfume 😉

      • March 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm

        Desiree, Thank you! I will try your tips. Really, a teaspoon of sugar helps most situations!

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