Since we are now looking at daffodils, jonquils, and narcissus in our gardens, I thought it would be fun to see them used creatively. The Georgia Daffodil Society’s Annual Daffodil Show, which is coming up soon, is a great opportunity to do just that.

Here’s a quick look at designs from last year’s show in anticipation of this year’s show. Perhaps you’ll find inspiration for your own daffodil designs.

                                       Design 1                                                        Design 2                                                             Design 3

                                       Design 4                                                  Design 5                                              Design 6

Design 1, a mass design, shows a beautiful blending of several varieties. You can see how it is laced with spirals of vine and plastic tubing. The orange background was a perfect accent for this.

Design 2’s yellow accessories add interest to this creative design.

Design 3 is quite unusual. We do not often see daffodils underwater. The blue marbles help tie these containers together.

Design 4, another underwater design, is a most unusual and a skillful curving of foliage emphasized the roundness of the vases. You can see the judges loved this design!

Design 5’s two components add a creative touch to the design.

Design 6’s yellow plastic ribbon and lemons add an accent to the blooms. By the way, this is my design.

I took pictures of each of these designs because they were inspirational to me. The 2020 Annual Daffodil Show is March 7 in the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Kingfisher Hall from 12:00 – 5:00. At the show, in addition to the design section, there are hundreds of varieties of Narcissus to see. I often find a new, to me, type to plant in my yard for the following year. I hope to see you there!

P.S. If you are wondering why I called all of these daffodils, here are a few definitions from the Georgia Daffodil Society, ““Daffodil” is the accepted, English term for all species and hybrid flowers of the genus Narcissus. “Narcissus” is the Latin, botanical (scientific) term for the genus, both species and cultivars. “Jonquil” is the accepted English term for hybrid flowers derived from the species plant Narcissus jonquilla. In the deep South, often a Daffodil is a big daffodil flower, a Jonquil is a smaller flower (usually yellow), and a Narcissus is a bunch flower (properly called a tazetta, once called “polyanthus”).”