Our house is just swarming with fragrance from the most beautiful Narcissus flowers. It really is amazing how intense the scent from such a small bloom produces, it is like spring everywhere in our world and all that was required was a pot of ‘Bridal Crown’ Narcissus.
See, gorgeous and they smell so divine, trust me! They also grow very tall, taller than the average Narcissus, so I needed to create a stunning yet supportive way to show off these beauties. I searched around the garage and found some bamboo sticks which I used to create a decorative support cage. Copper wire was used to tie the cage together.
Of course I purchased the bulbs in a green grower’s pot so a little re-potting was required. Once the bulbs were gently transferred into a white glass container, I added the cage. Then a picket fence of bamboo around the outer edge of the container to finish off the structure. To complete the look I topped it with moss.
I purchased the ‘Bridal Crown’ Narcissus at my favourite Garden Centre in Cambridge, Gardenland; along with some Pansies and potted Hyacinths to plant in urns outside. Two days after I planted them it snowed and has been cold since so they are keeping warm in the garage until spring returns.
If you are in need of a little reminder of what spring is I suggest a trip to Gardenland. They are packed full of colour and their selection of quality garden plants is amazing. I should spend hours walking through the Garden Centre.
Oh, the narcissus, by the way, was for $7.99 per pot, a fabulous buy for under $10! If you happen upon a pot of these while out buy them! You will be pleasantly surprised!