Monday, March 14, 2011

Floral Spotlight: Daffodils

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With the clocks springing forward this past weekend, it only seems fitting that today's flower should help to represent the "spring" season we've all been so eagerly waiting for.  Daffodils, also referred to as Narcissus, are one of the first flowers to bloom in springtime and can be found between March and end of May {but if imported from Europe can be available as early as October}.  Because they are so readily available here in the US, they are also an inexpensive addition to your florals and decor.

One interesting fact I learned about these lovely blooms while doing my research is that Daffodils have sap which is toxic to other flowers, so it is recommended that you leave them in water on their own for at least 12 hours before mixing with other flowers and do not recut the stems. There is also specially formulated cut flower food available for mixing daffodils with other flowers.  I never would have thought that!

Daffodils are the symbol of new beginnings and friendship, and are available in over 25,000 varieties of yellow, white, orange and if you search hard enough, even a peachy pink.

Though not a common wedding flower, after some digging, I actually found some lovely inspiration that surprised me, and I'm of course excited to share with you today!  {And with the recent trend of bright yellows and muted grays, Daffodils are a perfect way to bring in that pop of color}.

Loving this DIY Daffodil Brunch from OnceWed...

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Tara Donne, Real Simple

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Jonas Peterson

Love this, mixed with the ranunculus...

Richard Kelly Photography

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James Walton Photography

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How about this DIY wedding bouquet from Creature Comforts...

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Or these DIY Crepe paper daffodils...

Suzonne Stirling

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Here they are in the form of eco-friendly favors!

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And in the invite suite...

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Can't forget the boutonnieres...

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Jen's Blossoms

And in the cakes...

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London Cake Co.

How adorable is this ring bearer pillow from etsy!

Hey Miemie on Etsy

And look at these fluffy and textured Split Corona, or Butterfly Daffodils (daffodils in blush pink?  Yes please!!)...

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And look at these double daffodils!  They are so unique...

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Aren't they pretty?  Happy Monday everyone!

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40 comments:

  1. It is official... I have a bad case of spring fever. So lovely.

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  2. I LOVE daffodils! They're one of my favorite flowers. My mom gets me a bouquet a every year for the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days. It's this week actually!

    I love the Real Simple bouquet. Beautiful!

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  3. They are so very beautiful:) I also love them and thanks for tip! Have a fantastic Spring Monday, darling
    Kisses

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  4. Totally love everything yellow.

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  5. So lovely! This is making me impatient for spring! :)

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  6. I was just thinking yesterday how excited I am that daffodils are now in season! I love them

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  7. Very pretty. I love how bright and fun daffodils are. Definitely makes me ready for Spring!

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  8. so awesome! these to me are the epitome of spring! two pots of mini-daffs blooming on my kitchen mantle right now!!

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  9. daffodillies! (as grama would say)

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  10. oh wow these are all so amazing!! I love the invites!

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  11. These pictures are beautiful!!!! nothing better to put us in a good mood on a Monday morning!

    I can't wait for Spring :)

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  12. Made me so happy. Daffodils are amazzzzzing. TFS. You always have such amazing inspiration.

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  13. Beautiful! Daffodils are my mom's favourite flower. I had no idea they were toxic to other flowers! How interesting.

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  14. So pretty! Here comes SPRING!!!

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  15. I need a wedding redo so I can use daffodils! So pretty, Jacin! Love it.

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  16. I love this! Lately I have been seeing wild daffodils on my drive to work and every morning they cheer me right up!

    Love your blog, I am your newest follower!

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  17. Who knew?! Sensational Spring-esque post Jacin!

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  18. Yup! I read that a long time ago, and heard it from a couple florists, too! Daffodils are one of my favorite flowers of all time :) I say it goes back to the Greek legend of Narcissus :) Pretty to look at(himself)but it made him waste away to nothing. Much like daffodils do to other flowers, narcissistic people can poison others because of self consumption. Deceptive little flowers!

    Just a little food/analogy for thought ;)

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  19. beautiful! I love the paper ones and the blush pink! WOW! Thanks for sharing:)

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  20. Daffodils are so incredibly gorgeous without being too much of a flower. They are understated yet still delicate. I'm in LOVE.

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  21. What a great roundup of daffodils! I love the classic, bright yellow ones- like a bit of sunshine!!

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  22. Can't wait for spring to arrive! These daffodils tell me it's on it's way! :)

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  23. I had no idea daffodils were toxic to other flowers-fascinating! My parents' garden has a big daffodil patch, and I loved putting oversized bunches of them in my sunny yellow bedroom in the springtime!

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  24. I love this post! Yellow makes me so happy!

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  25. Oh my goodness these are all so beautiful! Hurry up Spring!!!!

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  26. I love daffodils! Ours just bloomed and I am already bummed that soon they will be gone and we will have to wait a whole year to see them again!

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  27. Beautiful! Love the unusual ones. Wow, thanks for sharing this!

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  28. Excellent collection, sweets! You did a great job with this. I heart daffys. S'cute!

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  29. They look beautiful in every way possible!! Great round up!!

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  30. Oh yeah! I'm so ready for spring!! Gorgeous!

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  31. such a welcome sign of spring - I love daffodils - they're so delicate

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  32. I grew up LOVING daffodils at home in Indiana...they always served as a friendly reminder that spring was really around the corner. They are definitely bright and cheery too :) I flagged that DIY too...how pretty!

    happy to have stumbled on to your beautiful blog! hope you had a fabulous monday! xoxo {av}

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  33. blush pink daffodils? looooveee them!

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  34. Beautiful for Spring...saw so many of these at the Flower Show...I think I said that already! HAHA! Must find photo to post! LOVe the stunning bouquets, such a cheerful color.

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  35. Those double daffodils are beautiful!!

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  36. So interesting to know not to mix them with other flowers for 12 hours! Had no idea, as I usually pick some from the yard along with some yellow freesia and pop them in a small vase! And the blush pink ones are amazing! I love the tablescape via Once Wed. And that bouquet in Real Simple is gorgeous!!! Such a lovely round up!!!

    xoxo
    kristi

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