Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Daffodils ,Etc for Easter

This is my Easter bouquet, all flowers cut from my yard (or greenhouse- the Amaryllis came from the greenhouse). Tallest in the back is a stem of Pearl Bush (Exochorda racemosa) , a lovely white early blooming shrub. The narcissus are easily recognized with their multiple blooms per stem and white petals with orange cup. The double daffodil is a favorite of mine, although I have forgotten its name.  It blooms for an early Easter and in years past I have heated the blooms in water to make a lovely soft yellow  dye for Easter eggs. It also smells wonderful.
 The container is a pitcher from a friend and it sets off the bouquet perfectly.

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