Frugal Flowers: Daffodils In Season Now!

Frugal Flowers: Daffodils In Season Now!

Faith Durand
Mar 31, 2009
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We look forward to this season all year! It's daffodil time, and there are yellow, buttery daffodils for sale in cheap bundles nearly everywhere right now. We've bought ten for $1.50 at Trader Joe's, and a bunch for $2 at Whole Foods. Another local grocery store was offering five huge bunches for $10. Daffodils are so springlike and easy to arrange, too. Here are a few ways we've arranged daffodils in the last week.

• 1 Even though I appreciate daffodils on their own, I like to mix them into small seasonal bouquets, too.

• 2 This one includes another wonderful spring treat: pussywillow! The soft gray buds and reddish stalk complement the purple mums in this arrangement.

• 3 Daffodils bring a sculptural, almost modern quality to softer flowers; their pronounced yellow trumpet shape is refreshing when mixed with ranunculus and tiny mums.

• 4 I also think that daffodils look very nice with a backdrop or spray of something green. Just like they're usually seen against a yard full of budding green things, it's nice to complement them with dark green in arrangements.

• 5 And finally, daffodils look wonderful just on their own, too. Grab a big bunch from the store, trim the ends, and put them in a jar. Enjoy.

More Frugal Flowers:
How To Choose Flowers at the Supermarket
3 Ways to Use White Carnations

(Images: Faith Durand)

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