JEALOUS! No daffodils here yet in NJ.
My absolute favorite flower. What a blessing to see them!!!
I love daffodils (and tulips for that matter). They don't do well in Florida bc we don't have a cold enough winter. Your's are beautiful!
I'm glad you didn't miss spring; that would have been too sad. I'm going to plant more daffodil bulbs this fall. I've been envious of those of you who can pick a whole bouquet.
Oh wow! It IS a good thing you spotted them. So beautiful.
ONG, you should smell them! They're about a foot away from my face, and even with my stuffy nosed sinus infection they smell gloriously sweet.********Kris, my favorite, too. I had to take out a bunch of narcissus last year, so I moved those to the vegetable garden where they will be more visible. I need to move these daffodils too, as I can't see and enjoy them from the house.********Katrina, I'd certainly miss them if I lived in a warm climate. I'm not so sure they'd be impossible to grow, though. Couldn't you give them a chilling period in the refrigerator? I did that with narcissus bulbs in Arizona one year.********Dianefaith, I've never had so many blooming at once, that I know of. Up until the last two years, we didn't return home from AZ until April or May, so I always came home to spent blossoms. Last year I got my first bouquet!********Rachel, I'm definitely going to move them this summer, and put them out by the shed where I can see them!
Very pretty, I'm so glad you saw them in time. I need to plant some this Fall. They're simple, but so bright and cheerful. And they increase every year.
ohhh, so pretty!!!
Alison, these were planted so many years ago, I can't remember! And to think, this is only the second spring I've been able to enjoy them. Then I almost forgot they were out there :-(********Kelli, so pretty and so smelly good!
B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I'm so looking forward to our daffs. I only have a few special 'clumps' right now, but one day, I'd like to naturalize our front 'yard' with them. Thanks for sharing such sunny goodness!
Fiona, you wouldn't want to see the bed where these are growing. It's still under its winter yuckiness. I'm surprised they could even find their way out of the ground, through all the sycamore leaves from the neighbor's trees!
Oh, I'm jealous, too! As far as I know, none of the spring bulbs do well down here; not enough winter chill. I sure do miss them!
SB, have you tried putting the bulbs in the refrigerator for a few weeks to chill them? I did that with some narcissus bulbs I bought at a Christmas clearance sale in Lake Havasu City. I think I planted them out around the beginning of February, after chilling them all of January, and they grew and blossomed. The bulbs didn't survive the summer, though. They had disappeared by the time we got down there that following winter, probably eaten by varmints.
Boy that's one beautiful bunch of daffodils!! We won't have any here for a couple of weeks.
Nice find! The daf's are just starting to break ground here.
those daffodils are gorgeous! I like to both cook and garden so your blog is pretty awesome :) http://princessedemiel.blogspot.com/
I love daffodils. I need to plant some this fall. We avoided planting some last fall as we wanted our landscaping in first to see where they ought to go.
Robin and Dan, I said earlier that I think I'll move these bulbs to a different location, but on second thought, they probably bloom so early because they are so protected there between the house and the hedge, and the leaves that blow in there give them insulation against the cold. I guess I'll leave those be and just buy new bulbs for the back yard. I just have to remember to look for them each spring!********Thank you, Honey. I think I take to gardening with more joy than I do cooking. I love to garden. I have to cook.********Daphne, at least you have a clean slate to work with. I have a lot of fixing up to do in my front yard, where the grass took over the shrub bed, and the shrubs look horrid and need to be removed. I have given in, and I'm hiring a man to help me get it back in shape this spring. I think I'll be doing permanent containers, they're easier to maintain than narrow strips of flowers and shrubs.
Beautiful flowers. Man what a difference a mountain range can make. Our bulb plants are nowhere near that far along yet!Oh, as for your post on my blog, can you share a pic of those light ropes? I've never heard of them. My guess is they heat up when on? Thanks, that would be an inexpensive alternnative!
Sinfonian, see my post here:http://annieskitchengarden.blogspot.com/2011/02/february-26-2011-ready-set.htmlI did find the asparagus crate a bit tight when I switched to plastic cups for the seeds. The dome wouldn't stay on, and the soil dried out. Now I just put one rope light down on the bare (tiled) counter, and set the domed seed flat over it, and it works great that way. It keeps the soil around 70 degrees, and germination is really fast. Robin attached her rope lights to a piece of plywood to make an entire shelf for seed propagation.
Granny, I ALWAYS get so excited when I see my first daffodils each spring!! I think everyone can hear me shouting with JOY!!!Yours are beautiful! Glad you found them.
Debiclegg, I was hoping yesterday's bouquet would mean warm, sunny skies for today. NOT! It's bitterly cold and windy out there, and I have gardening that needs to be attended to!
I've been in NC almost 11 years come Sept. and I've been meaning to plant Daffodils from day 1 , maybe next year :o( they are the first to arrive to announce Spring before my Iris.