So this is a vase to bid farewell to these, the last of my daffodils:
The flowers of small, multi-headed yellow N. ‘Hawera’ have lasted incredibly well, as have the double flowered N. ‘Cheerfulness’ with their beautifully strong, sweet scent. I am definitely going to miss them once they go over.
This large-flowered, stripey affair was a surprise, but it seems to be one of the variants of new daffodil ‘Binkie’ (dreadful name!). I bought the bulbs late last autumn, stuffing a bag with as many as would fit in, in the end of season sale. From the promotional pictures I hadn’t realised that ‘Binkie’ has a tendency to broken coloured petals. Can’t say I am terribly taken with them, but they have made a strong and interesting display.
I was determined to include some helianthemum in the vase as I adore its burnt orange rumpled petals and offset stigma. I’ve a plant growing in the half barrel beside the greenhouse and I can’t walk passed the flowers without stopping to look closer.
I’ve added some of the enchanting bunny tail grass (Lagurus ovatus) and some golden marjoram around the edges.
I couldn’t resist adding a couple of whorls of clear blue in the form of the perennial cornflower, Centaurea montana.
A gap at the front was filled with a cute soft yellow species tulip T. batalinii and a head of cowslip … and the jam jar was full. Quite a party!
Thanks to Cathy @ramblinginthegarden for hosting In a Vase on Monday with such dedication and imagination every week. This week her post has caused an ear worm! Take a look at her comment section for further linkups to this meme.