I have a new favorite flower just in time for Easter. It is called First Blush-Pink Narcissus Mixture. I ordered these delightful bulbs from White Flower Farm last fall. I am always looking for new flowers to add to my beds, and the joke at our house is “another box of bulbs?” So last fall, my little box of 25 bulbs arrived. When the cool weather came to stay, Neal and I along with our granddaughter, Amelia, spent one lovely Saturday morning planting bulbs.
I had actually forgotten about the new additions until this week, when these delightful apricot-colored blossoms opened. I collected several bouquets of them to place in our home and enjoy during this week. I will probably call them my Amelia Narcissus as she had so much fun planting with us. At 4 years old she really enjoyed the process of selecting the place for them.
Perhaps this fall, when it is time to plant bulbs again, you might want to plant some new bulbs for a great surprise come springtime. For now, take a look around this season and see if there is a wonderful blossom that is blooming that you too might seek out for your garden. These bulbs work well in containers too.
Have a lovely Holy Week, and celebrate the beauty of your world.
Do you have a favorite flower that’s unusual? I’d love to hear about it!