"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!