I'm a bit late to the party this year, daffodils have been in the shops for a while now but it was only at the weekend that I bought my first couple of bunches.
I always buy them tightly in bud as they don't take long to open up and if you buy them already flowering, they're just about done with in a day or two.
Mick's never keen on having daffodils in the house as he hates their scent. I know there are lots of people like this and I think it's one of those smells which can seem heavenly to some and absolutely awful to others, I'm just glad that I'm in the first camp, Mick has to lump it!
It's a wonderful time of year for cut flowers and bulbs. Tulips are another of my favourites which are in the shops now, I have an amaryllis which is growing in a pot, albeit quite slowly at present, and I also have some indoor hyacinths which will be flowering before long, and none of these are very expensive to buy. Such a lovely choice of blooms to brighten up our homes.
Your daffodils looks like balls of sunshine, I have not purchased any this month, I have not purchased any cut flowers in January.ReplyDelete
Buying daffodils in January is something I just have to do, I like to have some of my kitchen windowsill to brighten the place up. xReplyDelete
I love daffs, they are so bright and cheery. I have an amaryllis which is a bit stunted, the smalles one i have every had! I also have some hyacynths, like you say all fairly cheep to buy but so lovely to look at :-)ReplyDelete
I like daffodils, and look forward to the ones on the plot. With my poor sense of smell the scent doesn't worry me. xxReplyDelete
I love the scent of daffodils too.ReplyDelete
I love daffodils but prefer narcissus. What I really like to see is daffodils in my garden where they last longer. I can’t abide flowers in the house once they start going past their best.ReplyDelete
I love daffodils, they are a little teaser of the promise of what is to come...SPRING.ReplyDelete
You're daffodils are so sunny in these grey days. I don't like flowers or plants in the house as it makes me feel sad to watch them die. My next door neighbours kitchen window is directly opposite ours and she's already had several vases of daffs in the window this month. Best, Jane xReplyDelete
They never fail to cheer you up, especially in the gloom of this time of year!ReplyDelete
I noticed daffodils in the grocery store the other day. I didn't get any as I was running errands and afraid that they would freeze.ReplyDelete
Neither of us can have flowers in the house, because of allergies. In summer, can't even bring in flowers, he grows. Oh well...ReplyDelete
aw your daffodils are darling. No flowers here, except from the store and I m too cheap to buy them. I enjoy looking at them at the floral section! Also the cats eat them. I have a friend whose home is filled, I mean filled with fresh arrangements ALL THE TIME. It is one of her favorite things and she has the means to do this. I can' t imagineReplyDelete
Aren't they gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Lovely Jo & luckily their perfume isn't as overpwering as jonquils. Ilove the smell. Not much is lasting well inside here due to the heat. Take care & have a great weekend.ReplyDelete
What's not to love about daffodils, they are such a cheerful happy colour :-)ReplyDelete
A bunch of Daffodils really helps brighten these dark January days. The first bunch I bought were lovely, the second drooped after just a couple of days. XReplyDelete
When I read the title of your posting, Jo, I thought you had daffodils blooming in your garden. Wont be long now in English gardens -- and I have some shoots appearing. Your lovely pictures are a portent of spring. P.xReplyDelete
Beautiful flowers, nothing like a burst of sunshine xcxReplyDelete
I've not purchased any cut flowers in January, saved me pennies.ReplyDelete
I do have an amaryllis which is growing quickly. My 8 year old granddaughter has one I gave her which she planted with her mum and measures mine when she comes in the hopes that hers is higher than mine. It is so far! LOL
They are so cheering aren't they? I can't wait for my mini ones to open in the garden, not long now.xxxReplyDelete
I love daffodils … and yours look wonderful.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan