I love seeing the daffodils turning yellow. I feel like spring is right around the corner, and I hurry out to pick my very first bouquet of sunshine. Looking back, I find photographs of the first daffodils from the past five years (2010 is missing, but they are mentioned in a blog post), and the dates they first came into blossom.
From the top:
3/04 2010 (photo missing)
They were very late in 2009, and very early in 2010 (I noted they were in full bloom when we arrived home from Arizona). They seem to blossom whenever they feel like it, and pay no mind to what day of the month it is!
I love the way daffodils naturalize. We took another way home yesterday and drove by a pasture that has been just that -- pasture -- for as long as I can remember, and there in the middle of it were a couple of spots of bright yellow: daffodils. We find them like that all of the time, and wonder how they got there.ReplyDelete
They're just so dang cheerful and beautiful there in your house.
Dianefaith, about 25 years ago my Mother and I hiked through wheat fields and up a hillside to the site of her parents' old homestead. Daffodils, offspring of those planted so many years previous, were in glorious bloom. It was a lovely sight to behold!Delete
That is awesome. I think those may be what just popped up at the farm (ironically I just posted about it on the blog tonight). Spring is coming!!ReplyDelete
1st. Man, what you have are iris. Yours grow from a rhizome, although some varieties do grow from a bulb. I was just getting ready to post that in your comments!Delete
I love the cheerful, first-blooming flowers in spring. They are a bright reminder that the winter WILL end someday soon.ReplyDelete
They smell pretty, too! I'll be so happy when it warms enough to open up all the doors and windows and let the fresh, clean air in. I walked into the house after being outside all day, and it smelled like old orange peels. And dogs.Delete
So pretty especially after a long winter. I like the 2009 photo with "Chariot's Run" blog up in the background. LOL!ReplyDelete
LOL, Rachel, you are the only one who ever noticed that! At least you can see I read garden porn in my spare time :-)Delete
Not spring here yet! We got a foot of snow last night! Hope it is our last!! NancyReplyDelete
We're not in the clear yet, Nancy. We got snow on March 22 last year!Delete
We won't get daffodils for quite a while. I do see some crocus foliage coming up so the flowers can't be that far off.ReplyDelete
Daphne, I never planted crocus because they would blossom while we were still in AZ. Now I'd like to have a garden spot devoted to spring bulbs. I especially love the scent of hyacinths.Delete
I was looking at the daffodils and crocus just poking their noses up through the soil yesterday. This morning when I looked out, there was 8"-10" Ins of snow on top of them. OH wellReplyDelete
John, we're getting some much needed rain today. It's 46F outside, so I have my lettuce and leek seedlings out enjoying intermittent showers and sunshine.Delete
Yes, Erin, they are! One of my favorite flowers, along with lilacs.Delete
how do you have daffodils already?! beautiful, and i love the header!ReplyDelete
Kelli, aren't they pretty? They are even prettier (and fully opened) today, and the scent is delightful.Delete
I love daffodils! I occasionally browse back through most of an entire season of your blog in the winter, when I'm feeling the gardening bug. When I see the daffodil posts, it is always a reminder that Spring is almost here. I like that you have the dates for the past five years, that's fun!ReplyDelete
Megan, that's what I love about blogging. I look back each month to see what I did in previous years that might be helpful for the current year. It doesn't seem possible I've kept this blog going since 2008!Delete