Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Little Bit of Sunshine Inside

Yesterday I thought it would be good to bring in some of the things that are growing/blooming in the garden.   I have lots of plants that are getting their spring foliage and some of them are flowering as well.
I have multiple daffodils in my bouquet.  The large trumpet facing us I believe to be 'Glen Cova', the tiny one is 'Grand Soleil d'Or'.  The dark foliage in the front is Loropetalum 'Ever Red', blooming its head off now.  For filler I used some Acorus 'Sweet Flag Grass' think it is Ogon.
Also included was a handful of Grape Muscari armeniacum, love those little blue bell shaped blooms.
 This beauty is 'Tahiti', a wonder spicy scent!    Behind the Tahiti is a Red twigged Dogwood, Cornus sericea 'Kelseyi' and Spirea Van Houttei, just starting to leaf out.   Some of the red leaves of Nandina 'Harbor Dwarf' add a little more red.

Tucked in the middle is Viburnum tinus 'Spring Bouquet', I haven't had any fragrance from it yet.....maybe it is the wrong time of day when I am trying to catch a whiff?  I know some plants put off their scent different times of the day.  
For some added height and texture I also put some dried Panicum foliage, a nice soft beige.   I like having a bouquet in the house of whatever is blooming in my garden.  Do you bring in any of your blooms?




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32 comments:

  1. What a cheerful bouquet! I was just checking to see how close the Grape Hyacinths are here. I really need to cut a little bouquet, not a whole lot to pick yet though.

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    1. Catherine, I like using the little Muscari in small vases, love their blue colors.

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  2. Beautiful, all. I never met a daffodil I didn't like.

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    1. NellJean, I agree, though the ones that are fragrant stand out in my book.

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  3. Dear Janet,
    this is such a beautiful greeting from spring! Yellow like sunshine which we are thirsty for. And yes: I even cut flowers from my balcony now (pansies, bellis, etc).

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    1. Britta, Of course you bring in blooms from your balcony! Spring is on its way!

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  4. Janet, what a lovely bouquet! My goal is always to have a bouquet from the garden on the table...but then life happens, and I'm bouquet-less. You've inspired me to take a little time today to "stop and CUT the flowers"! Sadly, my daffs are almost done.

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    1. Julie, thanks! And thanks for the Sweet Peas, looking forward to some bouquets with them! Yes, stop and cut some flowers! You need to plant some later blooming daffs, I have some that are just budding now.

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  5. Just love your sunny bouquets...can't wait to see my blooms in bouquets...maybe late March this year

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    1. Donna, thanks! Hope you get a chance soon to have some blooms to bring in.

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  6. Sunshine in the house is perfect! It's raining so much here I need to go pick some sunshine too. I bring flowers inside but I don't try arrange them. My favorites to bring in are peonies-love their scent!

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    1. Tina, I love peonies too! Hope mine bloom more this year, last year I had just one or two blooms.

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  7. Your bouquet is just beautiful. We should bring them indoors to enjoy them more. A good way to remind us of Spring coming. I love the one double daffodil with just the touch of orange. It is so lovely. I have some budding along the woods now since it warmed up. I cannot wait to see them start blooming like yours.

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    1. Lona, thanks! I love having some of the garden brought in to enjoy. Right now I have a bouquet of just 'Tahiti' (the one with the orange).

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  8. I brought in a bunch of Daffodils last week and put them in a vase on the kitchen table. I was the only one who could smell them....what a shame for everyone else in the family...it is soccer season, so maybe their sense of smell has shut down for a while.

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    1. Gardening Under the Influence, isn't it grand to have them inside to enjoy? Sorry your family members couldn't enjoy the fragrance!

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  9. one of the best things about having daffodils is being able to bring a few inside. aren't they pretty?! i'm with nelljean...i never met a daffodil i didn't like either. i like the acorus in there, too. nice.

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    1. Daricia, it is great to have them inside. I have a lot of Acorus, need to trim it back next winter, haven't done that yet.

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  10. Beautiful bouquet!
    Lovely Spring flowers!
    Have a blessed day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  11. Hi Janet, I'm enjoying reading your blog on a regular basis. I live not tooo far away, in Newberry County. Yes, I too try to bring in some of my blooms. Even in winter I'll cut some rosemary for the scent if there's nothing else. Right now I have a pink camilla-April Remembered- and some lovely white spirea. My daffodills are between blooms as my mid season ones bloomed earliest this year. I love seeing yours.

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    1. Susan, thanks so much for commenting! We go to Newberry often for the concerts at the Opera House. I have rosemary inside, trying to root it. Spring is really here in SC!!

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  12. This really is a pretty arrangement. I love bringing in daffodils too, but have a LONG wait. More snow today.

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    1. Donna, thanks, I enjoyed having it in the house. Sorry for your snow, we had none this year, which is ok with me!

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  13. You're making a liar out of me. I once said on my blog that double daffodils weren't my favorite, but I'm in love with Tahiti.

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    1. Sweetbay, Tahiti has a spicy fragrance too. A win-win in my book.

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  14. Janet,
    Lovely flowers for inside on a dreary day. We had some daffodils brought in before a rain. Now we have a 5 inch RL Wheeler camellia bloom in a bowl, it fell off in the wind.

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    1. Randy, Love having Camellias inside too, hope next year mine will bloom enough to bring some in.

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  15. Lovely arrangements, Janet! I think the double daffodils look so much prettier in a flower arrangement indoors than they do growing outside; I'll have to remember that when I finally have some blooms here. The only thing I have blooming right now are crocuses, which I don't think would make much of a bouquet:)

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    1. Rose, thanks. The doubles show up well in the garden too. I have a couple crocuses coming up (forgot I planted them).

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  16. I LOVE bringing bouquets into the house. I enjoy flowers in the garden but they also do so much to brighten up the inside of the house too. Nothing says spring to me like daffodils, what a happy picture this bouquet is.

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    1. Marguerite, flowers inside do brighten up the room.

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