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Bloomin' Narcissus...!


By Raquel


So happy that the narcissus bulbs I received at the Holiday Party at work finally did flower! All three of the bulbs flowered, just one flower bud per bulb but I’m thinking that’s normal, especially as each “flower” is made up of 7-8 tiny flowers! I’ve really enjoyed watching them bloom, though by now they are beginning to wilt and I don’t expect them to last much longer. Spring! Thy flowers are brief but beautiful…! Anyway, here are some pictures of my paper whites, otherwise known as narcissus:

I love this picture, and seeing the energy with which the flower starts to emerge…it reminds me of a butterfly!

Here is another angle, I was trying to see how many blossoms each bud would produce:

The first three:

The first two buds in full bloom:

All three buds flowering:

Starting to wilt, but still beautiful! They got so top heavy that they toppled over…I think I should have used a bigger dish to plant them in…well live and learn!

Leaning against the window shade, the only way they will stay up now:

Hope you’ve enjoyed!

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Thank you yes I enjoyed Raquel its a real pleasure to see to remind us Spring is around the corner.

16 Feb, 2013


those are gorgeous!

16 Feb, 2013


I'm pleased they flowered well for you ... and I'm glad you enjoyed them :o)

16 Feb, 2013


Good photography.

17 Feb, 2013


Lovely photos...and beautiful, cheery, blooms!

17 Feb, 2013


Very pretty!

17 Feb, 2013


Hi Raquel ...Wonderful flowers :o)

18 Feb, 2013


Hi everyone, thank you so much for your comments! I did enjoy my narcissus, and even though I only have a very small digital camera, I'm glad the pictures came out well.

We don't really have spring here in south Texas (Houston) but the forced tulips (that are planted outside) and other spring flowers flower now, in a week or so the azaleas will be out.

But tulips, narcissus and daffodils, etc. are really not native to this area. You only see them in the gardens of the very wealthy, and even then they tend to be small and rather sad looking, nothing like the tulips up north or in the mid-atlantic region (Washington, D.C.)!

23 Feb, 2013

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