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A rescued Spring vase on Monday

Alongside some flowering pussy willow catkins, in my vase this week I have some rescued daffodils.  The strong winds at the end of last week snapped the stems of a few newly flowering daffodils growing along the driveway, and in the flowerbed between the cottage and the unsurfaced track the paler blooms in my vase were becoming mud splattered.  They deserved so much better, so I picked those.  The two short stemmed flowers in my vase I found in amongst a big clump of daffodils, which had been completely crushed under the wheel tracks of a large vehicle dealing with a fallen tree.
It breaks my heart to see damaged flowers, after all the effort that goes into producing a bud over a long period of time.  So I bring them home, as you might rescue an injured bird or wild animal, to flower and fulfil their lovely potential on our dining table.  They always repay, tenfold.

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  1. Lovely vase, and the pussy willows are a perfect touch! I know what you mean about broken flowers, part of me is always pleased when I find them.

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    1. I just feel glad I can bring them home, snip the stems and put them in some fresh water, and watch them rally! Sometimes they don't if the stems are too badly crushed, but at least they have been given a second crack at looking lovely! A

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  2. Cathy above has said everything...your pale daff and mine look remarkably similar. Isn't the willow beautiful?

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    1. Our daffodils are similar aren't they! I love the pollen on the pussy willow. I hope the bees are enjoying it too! A

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  3. I think I posted, but the comment didn't come up....Cathy said everything. The Vase is simple but very elegant and shows off your blooms beautifully. Snap

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    1. You did post! Thank you - much appreciated comment - always! A

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  4. I love the way the yellow tips of the catkins pick up the color of the daffodils!

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    1. They do! I saw a lovely big bumblebee yesterday, enjoying visiting the flowers on a flowering currant. She will have enjoyed all that pollen on the pussy willow too. There's quite a bit around here! A

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  5. Hi Amanda, Hopefully I have figured out the commenting...I like your vase and the contents, shades of yellow complementing each other and pussywillows are just so cute!

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    1. Yes! Hooray and welcome! Lovely to hear from you, and I am not quite sure why leaving comments on my blog is so tricky, but I do understand that it is???! Apart from one or two friends, I only get comments on my Monday vases so there is obviously a problem somewhere! Anyway, welcome to the running wave and I am glad you enjoyed the vase! Working on my post for tomorrow now! Onwards and upwards in the current weird global climate. We live in the strangest and most fearful of times. Our gardens and INAVOM friends are even more valuable and precious! Stay well and gardening! Amanda

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    2. Well, either Wordpress doesn't want us commenting or Google blogs, I think..I was able to comment logging on from a different email address after having several blogspot friends I was unable to comment on. This seems to work. Weird. It seems this happened at the first of the year. Happy Gardening to you. Amy

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