This week's arrangement shouts spring-time with the multiple Erlicheer narcissus blooms, unknown yellow narcissus, and amaryllis leaves.
The primary reason this bouquet came to be was because heavy rains at the end of last week weighed down on these blooms can caused them to bend over to the ground. Since I knew they wouldn't last long in the garden like that, I decided to bring them in to enjoy their blooms a bit longer. And the amaryllis leaves are left-overs that are part of the bulbs that I forced indoors over the winter. There leaves make excellent foliage additions to the bouquet - and are quite long-lasting!
The multiple blooms of the Erlicheers are busting with fragrance. Every time I pass by the bouquet, I get a whiff of their strong, but delightful fragrance.
This vase was too lovely for me to leave at home while I headed to work, so I decided to take it with me and place it in my cubicle to get more enjoyment out of the flowers. I actually get more enjoyment out of work too, getting to look at these pretty guys all day and smell their wonderful fragrance.
I also made a secondary, smaller bouquet this week to showcase another delightful springtime bulb bloom in the garden right now - hyacinths. These blooms are also very pungent, so just one little flower can fill a whole room (or cubicle) with its fragrance.
The pink hyacinth is accompanied by the familiar blooms of the Erlicheer again, as well as another amaryllis leaf (I have a feeling I'll be using these frequently to anchor my arrangements in the coming weeks).
Thanks again to Cathy for hosting this meme. I look forward to the challenge of creating garden fresh bouquets for my home on a weekly basis!