Thursday, April 27, 2006

Flowers for Friday

My favourite narcissi is about to bloom - in time for the first batch to be on sale Friday/Saturday. This is Narcissi 'Geranium', a tazetta narcissi with creamy white petals and an orange cup. Each stem has several flowers and a sweet, but not cloying scent. The best thing from my point of view is that it last well in a vase - a week to ten days - and, as long as I condition it seperately - it mixes well with other flowers without killing them.
We shall also have tiny woodland gems like erythronium ( pictured above) and the elegant white snowflake as well as snakeshead fritillaries, hyacinths and tulips.

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