Seasonal Prelude: The Scent of Spring…

Forced Blossoms: The Intoxicating Scent of Narcissus ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’

Remember the fragrance of spring; warm air carrying the sweet perfume of new blossoms on the breeze? Distracted by day dreams of earth-scented pathways; chilly melt-water gurgling up from stone?  Finding yourself stalking the swollen buds of witch hazel, viburnum, azalea and other fragrant, flowering shrubs? Take heart, friends… She’s coming. The garden’s tender love letters are waiting for her; ready to burst open and unfold their sweet adoration… All for Spring.

Narcissus ‘Grand Soleil d’Or’ is one of the most exquisite scents of springtime. The sweet perfume of the blossoms fills my studio entryway with fresh fragrance…


For a tutorial on how to force Narcissus (as shown in photos above), click here.

For a tutorial on how to force spring-blooming tree and shrub branches, click here.


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2 Replies to “Seasonal Prelude: The Scent of Spring…”

  1. Denine Anderson-Regan

    Your Soleil looks lovely in your entryway. I have heard that Soleil smells better than the rest – I will have to try them next winter. I usually stick to plain jane Narcissus, but the yellow is so delightful!

  2. Michaela

    @ Denine, Yes, yes! It is intensely —but sweetly— fragrant. I have a planter in the entryway and one in my painting studio (where it is quite cool). For both fragrance and color, I think this is my favorite of this year’s forced narcissus. Gorgeous bulb. Thank you for stopping by! xo Michaela

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