If you were assigned with the task, could you come up with a flower that is “cheerier” than the humble daffodil?? This is a bouquet we left on someones doorstep lately, it was so easy to assemble. It surely made them smile!
As they begin showing up in the grocery stores and flower stands, we find daffodils so hard to resist. Many times they are closed and less-than-lively looking, even displayed without water. But don’t let this cause hesitation, buy a bunch (or 10!!) trim the stems, put them in water, and you will be rewarded.
In the Seattle area we first receive buds coming from more southern locales. But, in the Washington state Skagit Valley, a riot of yellow is preparing to explode.
The other thing we love about daffodils is that one can make a pretty spectacular presentation, for a nominal cost. For other bouquet ideas featuring daffodils click on the title: thirty centerpieces, in a hurry, or, go big with daffodil divinity.
For this bouquet we pulled together as many stems as we could in a handful, about 40. We simply trimmed the stems to a uniform height and dropped them into a low square vase. Then we turned the buds so they were all facing out.
In another day, accessorized with a ribbon and a card, they were in full bloom and ready to share their cheer!