Here is another lovely vase to get you inspired for this week
OK, so it’s not a host of golden daffodils and they are not the little native daffodils : Narcissus pseudonarcissus that Wordsworth wrote about, because these are over. Never mind, I think Wordsworth may have liked these little species daffodils. I can’t remember what they all are but the white one in the middle at the top is lovely, white ‘Thalia’, underneath is ‘Pipit’ and the tiny one at the bottom in the middle is ‘Canaliculatus’. The white flowers are sprays of Spirea arguta ‘Bridal Veil’ and the golden leaves are Physocarpus opulifolius ‘Dart’s Gold’.
Any floral homage to Wordsworth must mention his beloved celandines: Ranunculus ficaria. He wrote three odes to the lesser celandine which he called ‘Prophet of delight and mirth’. He loved the celandine so much that it was engraved on his memorial plaque in the church of St. Oswald, Grasmere. Unfortunately, the sculptor made a mistake…
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