26 March 2012

March 2012 Flowers In The House

Indoor flowers on the last Monday of the month
There are not a lot of flowers around the house yet, so I like to keep them outdoors until more come along. Then, when I bring a few indoors, the yard will not miss the picked ones. Today I have a simple elegant pair of the Poet Daffodils (Narcissus poeticus) staring out the kitchen window.

I hope my vases do not bring back bad memories of your high school chemistry class. These were cast-aways from one of my projects - a renovation of science labs at a Washington DC high school. The bottles stored who-knows-what chemicals, but now have a new purpose in life. I like them because of the narrow necks perfectly suited at the right support height for holding one or two stems.

These daffodils are also tied to chemistry. As noted in a previous post [posted 18.04.2011] the flowers are commercially grown for their oil used by perfume labs in many modern French fragrances. So there's a connection, n'est-ce pas?

Find other garden bloggers' Flowers In The House at Jane's blog Small But Charming.


flwrjane said...
I remember nothing from chemistry class but I still covet your bottles.

And your narcissus. I have always loved these but before today they were nameless to me.

a lovely and instructive post.

Thanks for joining in.

xo Jane
Anonymous said...
Hi Swimray! I've got those same types of Daffodils blooming in my townhouse front yard.

Hey, I hope you can make it over to my botanical photography exhibit at Green Spring Gardens (if you haven't already!). It's up until April 29. My reception is Sunday, April 15, 1-3 p.m. and would love to meet you in person if you're free that time!


Happy spring!
Alicia said...
I used to like chemistry class... The narcissus look so elegant in this bottles :0
Bow Street Flowers said...
my favorite jonquils.
webb said...
Who knew they were used in perfume? Now I've learned a little something on "flower day". Thanks for sharing.
Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...
I didn't take chemistry in high school, imagine that! Bare minimum!!
Love the daffs in the bottles. I have mine in an old salad dressing jar now.
Garage Storage said...
Pretty! It is indeed a perfect accent on the window.