In a Vase on Monday – Daffy

After cutting the yellow flowers and placing them in the ‘vase’ – the first thing that popped into my head “Looks just like daffodils.” As a nod to Disney’s famous Daffy and the Daffodils, the brass ducks were added. The ducks are a long ago gift from my father – to remind me to keep my ducks in a row. They make excellent paperweights and also make me laugh, reminding me of one of my father’s favorite sayings.

More daffiness, the weather. We are having the four seasons (not Vivaldi) this week in South Florida. It was dry and 87 F/30 C here one day last week, followed by wind, thunderstorms, a cold front – this morning, temperatures were half that and we are expecting everything in between over the next week.


A closer view:

The mason jar ‘vase’ is a thing now. I suspect this is part of the Millenial ‘farm wedding’ aesthetic. I am fine with mason jar vases, using them as drinking glasses is another story, ugh. I acquired this vase when recieving a flower arrangement.

What’s in it?

Yellow flowers are from Esperanza or Yellow Bells (Tecoma stans); crinkly white flowers with buds are from the White Geiger tree (Cordia boissierei); white flowers at top of arrangement are Lotusleaf Begonia (Begonia nelumbifolia); the chartreuse seedheads are from Sweet Begonia (Begonia odorata ‘alba’); ferny foliage and yellow starburst flowers are culinary dill. I love the scent and was surprised recently that two friends (father and daughter) did not like dill at all. Daffy genes?

Photo by Anthony on

Well, it goes with the color scheme…

Thank you to Cathy at for hosting IAVOM. Follow the link to find, probably (sorry) less daffy vases.

Happy Gardening!!


18 comments on “In a Vase on Monday – Daffy

  1. I was like …she grows daffodils??? It turns out you do not. Using Yellow Bells makes a good substitute. Our weather has been crazy too with grapple or graupel (I learned something new from the weatherman, it’s sleet/soft snow) along the coast. Spring weather starts today.


  2. pbmgarden says:

    I got distracted early by Judy’s comment about graupel, which sent me off to look it up and I forgot to comment earlier. The Esperanza does look a bit like daffodils. Nice arrangement. And did the ducks work?


  3. Annette says:

    I first had to look up ‘daffy’ and certainly can’t find anything remotely daffy in your beautiful bouquet. The flowers look so delicate and the dill is adding an airy feel. The bouquet shouts “smell me” – how I wish I could! Must see if I can find Lotusleaf begonia.


  4. Noelle says:

    Not a daft thing to do substitute another daffodil yellow flower to make up a spring vase. Clever!

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  5. Cathy says:

    What a typically intriguing mix of blooms and other material – the chartreuse additions works particularly well and those tecoma blooms are so pretty. The brass ducks were such a wise gift from your father – what a memory they hold!

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  6. Kris P says:

    The Tecoma does look surprisingly like daffodils. I loved the daffy theme of this post – and the ducks. Unbelievably, I’ve never grown dill, partly due to a fear of it running wild. Do you have any problem with it?


  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Very pretty and it has the daffodil cheerfulness we so look forward to in spring. The weather all over seems quite daffy, highs/lows/and lots of wind!

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  8. tonytomeo says:

    Oh, I thought those were daffodils. I should know by now.
    I work with mostly young people at the Conference Center where I work for part of the week. The more permanent staff is of my generation or slightly older, but the summer staff are quite young. They sometimes put small votive candles in Mason jars on the tables in the big dining rooms as ‘decorations’. Sometimes, they just put a bit of potpourri into the jars. Yet, some of the kids have no idea what the jars are for. I get blank stares when I try to explain what we used to do with them. I can not help but wonder what they think when they see boxed of them for sale in the supermarket. Do they really believe that the supermarket sells such large quantities of table decorations? Do they not wonder why they come with lids? They are very confused by kerosene lanterns, which are also used as ‘decorations’. They can not figure out how they could possibly generate any light.

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  9. Donna Donabella says:

    They do look like daffs…perfect for March. I love mason jar vases too!

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  10. Cathy says:

    😃 You nearly fooled me! 😉 They do look like daffs at a glance, and are just as cheerful and welcome for a spring vase. I realised last summer that I was the only one far and wide who liked fresh dill (my dill went wild last summer!), but we do both love the dried seeds sprinkled on homemade bread or Indian naan. 😃

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