Daffodil Evolution!

This time last month I saw some daffodils for sale in Sainsburies for only £1 so I decided to buy some to brighten up my room! Once they were placed in a vase in my room the idea suddenly occurred to me that I could track their growth and take a photo every so often until they had completely bloomed. So this is what I did!

Here are my results 🙂





I am so pleased that I decided to do this. This is the kind of thing that normally I would only think to do once the flowers have already started to bloom and by that time it is too late.

Has anyone else ever done this? If not you should definitely try it with the next flowers that you buy!

Sass x


  1. 18th April 2014 / 5:51 pm

    Can’t say I’ve ever thought to do that with flowers before. Curious though, any thought to making it an animated gift to show the transition over time in a dynamic fashion? That would be kind of cool.

    • 18th April 2014 / 6:26 pm

      Hi, Yes I did do this! I downloaded an app called flipogram where I put in all the photos and they are shown in a fast slideshow to show the transition
      It is really cool

      • 18th April 2014 / 6:42 pm

        Fantacular! Stop motion anything is cool. And I do like daffs.

  2. 18th April 2014 / 7:03 pm

    This is pretty awesome!

  3. 18th April 2014 / 7:35 pm

    We purchased a tomato plant last week. This is our first try at growing vegetables. The tracking idea is great and will take first photo when the sun comes out (hopefully tomorrow).

    • 18th April 2014 / 7:36 pm

      Yes you definitely should! I’d love to se the results 🙂

    • 18th April 2014 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks! I will take a look now 🙂
      Sass x

      • 18th April 2014 / 9:20 pm

        My daughter had to have a major operation on her jaw last year in Swansea. I bought some daffodils from Tesco, for her bedside, we don’t have them here in Gib. I only took two photos, but I loved the speed at which they bloomed, and they made us both smile, or at least I smiled, and she imagined doing it!!

        • 18th April 2014 / 9:24 pm

          Yes they are so gorgeous! They brighten up any room and always make me feel in a better mood 🙂 I’m glad they had this effect on you both! I hope everything is well with your daughter now. All the best!

  4. 18th April 2014 / 11:52 pm

    I once documented the process of colouring a white rose blue. It’s quite easy to do and it gives some amazing results! All you have to use is a bit of ink. The roses won’t live as long as usual though…

    Unfortunately I have hay fever. So springtime is not the ideal moment for me to get in touch with plants, flowers,… But I’ll definitely put it on my to-do list for next winter!

    • 18th April 2014 / 11:56 pm

      Wow that sounds so good! I definitely would love to try something like that. That is a shame as there are some gorgeous flowers at this time of year 🙁 Definitely do it next winter! Snow drops are beautiful too 🙂

  5. 18th April 2014 / 11:59 pm

    Absolutely! And it’s a fun way to bring some color in my apartment during the more somber days of the year.

  6. 19th April 2014 / 1:03 am

    Very nice and a good idea. I have taken pictures of a tree in my yard at various times to get a sense of the seasons, but I’ve never done it like this.

    • 19th April 2014 / 11:33 am

      Yes I did something similar to this before, the result is beautiful isn’t it! You should try something like this, it is really rewarding 🙂

  7. 19th April 2014 / 1:13 am

    Sass, this is beautiful… Who would have thought they would eventually bloom…? Very nice post and great idea! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. 19th April 2014 / 4:08 am

    OOH, I’ve never done this, but it looks like such fun! Daffodils smell so divine. And they’re such happy flowers. 😀 Great series!! Now I want to go out and flowers to do this with myself!

    • 19th April 2014 / 11:40 am

      Yeah it was so fun! And it made me really notice the little changes that happened every few hours or so. I love them, they really brighten up a room! Thanks, you definitely should 🙂

  9. 19th April 2014 / 8:10 am

    Being Welsh, the daffodil is my favourite flower and the photos you have taken of them coming into bloom are divine. I tried this a few years ago when I sat an onion on top of a jar full of water. The results were stunning, watching the roots of the onion descend into the jar, whilst the top of the onion produce green shoots and even a flower. Unfortunately, I lost all the photos when my computer hard-drive failed and I had not backed it up! Needless to say, lesson learnt there.

    • 19th April 2014 / 11:31 am

      Wow this sounds absolutely incredible! I had not thought of doing something like that before, I am definitely tempted to give it a go now! Aw that is such a shame, the same happened to me after a photo shoot involving some beautiful shadows and I am so sad to have lost the pictures. But yes, like you say, lesson learnt! I always make sure I back up my photos now x

  10. 19th April 2014 / 11:39 am

    This is different. I have a money plant in my room…. I was never sure what to expect of it in terms on growth. I might actually look into it.

  11. 20th April 2014 / 9:16 pm

    This is such a lovely idea. It would be good to put these pics into a video so you can watch them bloom. Would quite fascinating :D. Ahhh I love flowers xxx

    • 20th April 2014 / 9:17 pm

      Yeah I thought that! I’m not entirely sure how to do that put it’s a good idea! Me tooo, they always cheer me up 🙂 xxx

  12. 30th April 2014 / 5:14 pm

    It was awesome seeing the progression of the blooming flowers! It’s funny because whenever I have flowers, they just seem to bloom overnight because I overlook the tiny steps. Thanks for sharing such lovely photos. They’re beautiful and magical!!!

    • 30th April 2014 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks! I loved watching the transformation 🙂

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