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How Do I Choose the Best Daffodil Bouquet?

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Daffodil bouquets make beautiful additions to springtime tables, windowsills, and office desks. Their sunny, yellow color adds brightness and personality to most spaces, brightening them up after a long winter of white and gray days. When you’re choosing a daffodil bouquet, it is often important to consider what kind of arrangement will work best for you and your situation. You may want to think about how many colors you want to be in the arrangement, its size, and the condition of the daffodils themselves.

Before you purchase or put together your daffodil bouquet, you should think about what colors you would like to include. If you want a simple bouquet that only features daffodils, you can choose between yellow and white varieties, or put together an arrangement of both. White daffodils usually have white outer petals and a yellow inner trumpet. They often make a beautiful contrast to their buttery yellow cousins.

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If you prefer more than one color in your daffodil bouquet, try mixing yellow daffodils with other warm-colored flowers to bring warmth into your space. Red tulips, orange tiger lilies, and golden freesia flowers could all be beautiful when mingled with daffodils. Those who love cool colors can certainly use them, because yellow and white daffodils often complement cooler tones. Miniature pink roses, purple-blue irises, white or yellow daffodils, and blue-painted daises could create a lovely, country-style daffodil bouquet. You could also add plenty of glossy green leaves to make your daffodil bouquet really look vibrant.

Dense daffodil bouquet arrangements often look best with very little variety. If you enjoy lots of flowers in your arrangements, stick with daffodils and maybe just one other flower. The blooms should also be relatively small so the arrangement doesn’t look bulky and awkward. A sparser, simpler arrangement might hold just two or three daffodils, one or two tulips, and several smaller blooms, like miniature roses or carnations. Dense daffodil bouquet arrangements can stand alone, but a sparse arrangements may best complement other flower-filled vases or windowsill knickknacks.

When you set out to purchase or cut the daffodils for your bouquet, you should look at each of them carefully. The flowers should be not-quite-open, indicating that they’ll bloom over time and last longer. The daffodils should not have wilted leaves or feature blooms that are starting to droop. These kinds of flowers have already started to dry and will not last for very long. The stems should be straight and stiff, while the blossoms should only nod slightly downward.

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bluedolphin
Post 3

As far as I know, there are white daffodils with yellow centers, yellow daffodils with yellow centers and yellow daffodils with red centers. I like the yellow daffodils with they yellow centers the best. They look gorgeous.

SteamLouis
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@discographer-- There is a type of daffodil called the Peruvian daffodil. It has large, beautiful flowers. It actually looks quite different than regular daffodils but they're also white and attractive. You would only need a few Peruvian daffodils for a bouquet but it might be difficult to find this variety at flower shops as they are not as common. You should ask just in case.

The other option would be to mix daffodils with other types of flowers that are more affordable to lower the overall cost. The appearance won't be the same of course, but if you select the right color arrangement, I'm sure it will still be very beautiful. Consider the scents of other flowers you will add to the bouquet as well. And make sure to use lots of greens for a nice contrast and a fuller look.

discographer
Post 1

I love daffodils and I've decided to prepare daffodil bouquet arrangements for an event that I'm organizing. The only issue is that I will have to order a lot of daffodils to make the number of bouquets I need and it will cost a lot.

Are there different types of daffodils out there? For example, are there larger ones where I won't need as many flowers for a single bouquet?

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