2 March 2014

Florets - Floral Quote # 53 - by Mandy Kirkby




"The daffodil has grown in Britain in the wild since the sixteenth century, once colouring fields and meadows in great drifts and gradually creeping into cottage gardens. To the Victorians, the daffodil was a flower of the countryside, simple and natural, and had a great deal of folklore associated with it, as well as a host of jolly country names such as 'Butter and Eggs', a reference to the flower's two-toned bright yellow colouring. Children welcomed the daffodil and the new season it proclaimed by singing:
            
'Daffadowndilly has come to town
In a yellow petticoat and a red gown'." 

~ Mandy Kirkby ~

[Mandy Kirkby: British, editor, flower enthusiast and author of Love Letters of the Great War and The Language of Flowers.]
[Quote: From The Language of Flowers.]
[Flowers: Bright yellow daffodils/ Narcissus.]
[Vase/container: Vintage white and blue enamelled jug.]
[Other props: Grey shawl, painted wooden board and grey and white ribbon from Jane Means ribbon collection.]
[Styling and photography © Ingrid Henningsson for Of Spring and Summer.]


Have a wonderful Floral Sunday!

See you soon!

xoxo Ingrid


8 comments:

Cyndi Murdoch said...

I always love springtime when I can buy lots of daffodils at our local Trader Joe's. A novel you may like "The Language Of Flowers," by Vanessa Diffenbaugh She weaves the meaning of flowers into quite a moving story of one woman's struggles to overcome her past while changing the lives of others by creating wonderful floral arrangements.

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Janneke said...

So nice to have daffodils again, the first early ones are flowering in the garden now, the Tête-à-tete.

Lisa Gordon said...

I just love the yellow and gray, Ingrid.
I cannot wait to see our daffodils start to pop up here.

Happy day to you! xo.

Madelief said...

I enjoyed your quote and your pretty photograph Ingrid! The daffodils in my garden are almost in bloom. Can't wait to see their cheerful flowers.

Have a lovely week!

Madelief x

Friko said...

No daffodils out in my garden yet.
But soooon.

Mila said...

Bright yellow to bright up these gloomy winter days.. but spring is around the corner!

Tante Mali said...

Hi Dear,
how beautiful the yellow with the grey ribbon.
Have a very good time
Elisabeth