Hello Spring! Great Daffodil Arrangments

April 22, 2015

By Karin Lidbeck Brent

What could be happier than of jolt of yellow daffodils in spring!

Local garden centers are now filled with pots of daffodils. Instead of planting them in the ground right away, mass them together in containers to make an attention-grabbing display. Just plant them in the ground once the blooms have passed and you will be able to enjoy them for years to come.

daffodils in a wheelbarrow

Photography by Michael Partenio unless otherwise noted

Daffodil bulbs are extremely hardy. Once they have sent up their green leaves you can remove the bulbs from the dirt, separate them, and replant them in any favorite container.  

daffodil bulbs

Karin Lidbeck Brent

The bulbs will continue to grow and bloom in whatever vessel you fancy—such as my collection of watering cans. First fill the vessels with soil and then add bulbs allowing them to continue to grow for a lovely indoor display.

daffodils in watering cans

You can get weeks of joy by planting them early before they bloom. The tiny daffodils like the Little Gem or the Jumblie are only 7” tall and are the perfect size for a bird’s nest!

daffodils in bird nest

Daffodils are also wonderful as cut flowers. A vintage bell jar bouquet is a sweet reminder that spring is here.

daffodils in hanging jar

Even a small spade can be a vessel for the small blooms with stems tucked in a plastic bag hidden behind the trowel.

daffodils hanging with spade

When I paired these petite tete-a-tete daffodils from my garden with a kitchen lemon the effect was definitely cheery!

daffodils in lemon

Karin Lidbeck Brent

You can find all the spectacular varieties of daffodil bulbs I used in these photos from BrentandBeckysbulbs.com.