Sunday, August 30, 2009

Mellow Yellow Monday-Narcissus




Narcissus is the botanic name for a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbs in the Amaryllis family native to Europe, North Africa, and Asia. More information you can find here.

Due to the hot weather in Singapore, narcissus plants are difficult to bloom and few people will keep this plants at home. But we always can buy this beautiful flowering plants from any local florist during Chinese New Year period. They were planted in a container with water, flowers will be blooming and last for about one week time. It is very pretty flowers with fragrance. We often see this type of white narcissus flowers with center yellow which are imported from China, another type of potted yellow narcissus with soil are imported from Holland. The photos were taken during last year Chinese New Year period. Hope you like this beautiful flowers, and for more cheerful yellow flowers, visit Mellow Yellow Monday, a wonderful meme especially if you love yellow. Thanks to the Author Drowsey Monkey for hosting this beautiful meme.

9 comments:

Drowsey Monkey said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the info too, very interesting.

Carletta said...

The last shot with the dark background is lovely!

Nukke said...

I do like these flowers and we also have those here in Finland during Easter !!!! Then they are in every shops.
Greetings from Finland :)

Mar said...

Beautiful narcissus, they are hard to grow in Spain too.
My MYM

Sunita said...

Your post made my heart skip a beat with hope when I saw the title. If it'll grow in S'pore, surely it'll grow in Mumbai, I thought. Oh well, its good to see it on your blog at least until they come up with a heat-tolerant variety ;)

Becca said...

Those are beautiful, great pics!

Mary said...

The narcissus is a beautiful flower. I'm glad they've found a variety that will grow in your region. I hope your day is filled with sunshine.

Ann said...

http://annkschin.blogspot.com/2009/09/pink-lilies_10.html

Paula,

I did this post specially for you. May be your narcissus will also bloom if you experimented.

Ann said...

I just thought of another story. You guys in Singapore think of many things.

One of my cleaners Ah L. when I first arrived in Singapore, she likes to grow these bulbs during Chinese New year. It is supposedly: It will grow very well if your luck is good, and vice versa. Every year she grows these bulbs in water, the bulds don't grow.

Me, a Christian originally from sarawak have never heard this. I ask her, why you bother to grow when you know it won't grow. My friend K. always is successful. My cleaner Ah L. says," of course, you people are professor's wives, I am just a cleaner."

I don't grow them either, in case my bulbs don't grow. I must ask my friends what they are called.