Actually, the first Daffodils bloom in the Back Garden, which is fairly sunny before the trees leaf out.
But now there are also Daffodils in the Front Garden. These include ‘Sailboat’, which is one of 3 new Daffodils I planted last fall. The others were ‘Hawera’ and ‘Pheasant’s Eye’. ‘Sailboat’ is the first of these 3 to bloom.
These 3 were ordered to interplant with new Tulips that were planted last fall along the edge of the Driveway Border that was torn up by sewer repair. The theory was that they would discourage rabbits from noshing down on the Tulips.
The Tulips have also come up nicely, and I look forward to their blooming with keen anticipation.
‘Sailboat’ is a cute little Narcissus (one of the Jonquil tribe), growing no more than 12″.
The first Daffodils to bloom in the Back Garden were mostly ‘Ice Follies’. We cut quite a few to bring indoors, especially after many of the stems were broken by the late snows.
Pretty sure this is ‘Ceylon’.
I’ve gradually been filling up the Parkway Bed with Daffodils. The bulk of these were received free as mixed bulbs from ColorBlends, for which I am deeply grateful.
Here’s another view of the Parkway Bed.
One downside of bulb mixes is that you don’t know most of the names of the varieties you are growing. This is a rather unusual variety right here, with its bicolor corona.
Honestly, I’m not as interested in knowing the Daffodil varieties as I am in knowing the names of the Tulips that I grow. However, I don’t mention this to the Daffodils, as I don’t want them to feel bad.
And there are some Narcissi that I’m not totally in love with, like the double varieties. But I can’t complain, as that’s what happens when you get a bunch of free mixed bulbs. I would never order a mix of Tulip bulbs – with Tulips, I want to select exactly what I’m going to get.
Don’t get the wrong idea. I do appreciate Daffodils, and I’m really glad to have them blooming right now. Do you know the names of all your Daffodil varieties, and do you have favorites?