This is going to be a short post because we have our son David his partner Meridith visiting from Minnesota this week. So I just want to show you what I think of as our garden’s first wave of Daffodils.
The timing of our Daffodil blooms seems to have little to do with which varieties are ostensibly the earliest. Rather it is determined by the amount of spring sunshine in each area, as well as where the snow gets piled up from the street, sidewalk, paths, etc., and how long those snow piles take to melt.
Our first Daffodils are in the Back Garden, particularly at the base of the Silver Maple. These are descendants of a bulb mix planted over 10 years ago. Almost all the varieties have faded away except for one bicolor with a short yellow crown and white perianth. I like it, but couldn’t tell you the name.
There are also a few orange/yellow clumps like these. I think these are ‘Ceylon’.
Out front, there are only a few Daffodils open here and there in the Parkway Bed. I noticed, though, that the Glory-of-the-Snow has been seeding itself from across the sidewalk, which is fine with me.
But things are changing fast, especially as we experience a string of very warm days – yesterday was in the 80s. Though the weather should cool (and we should be getting some much needed rain) I expect that all kinds of buds, including Daffs and much more, will be bursting in the next few days.
So for a final pic, though completely off-topic, here are some of our ‘Early Harvest’ Tulips. They will be done in another day or two, I expect.
Beautiful! I saw a cabbage white fluttering around our hellebores yesterday. It seemed most appropriate. Ha…
Beautiful! Enjoy your family visit.
I think your Unknown Daffodil may be “Ice Follies”. Does the cup color fade a bit after they have been open a while?
Enjoy your visiting family!
I think they are Ice Follies as well!
Yes, you right. In fact I found a post from just a year ago that IDs them as such. My memory is pretty much unraveling.
Daffodils are out here in Kentucky too. A lovely sight.
I really mean to plant some Kaufmanniana tulips again, for that first flush of tulip bloom.
Enjoy your family visit.
“Common”? No way! There is nothing common about any of these — they are the cheeriest!
I think we’re about even now as far as flowers and weather. You have some real beauties!
Your visitors will appreciate these – MN is not there yet! Love the tulips.
I have my one little clump of daffodils blooming and some scilla that came from who knows where
Beautiful flowers! But the dinosaur really caught my eye. 😉
In memory of the early years with my sons – as I like to call it, the age of reptiles.
The age of reptiles! I used to love ’em, too,when I was a child.
Beautiful! I especially love the ‘Early Harvest’ tulips. My daffodils are really brightening the landscape, too. Happy spring!
Beautiful and love the tulips. Spring!
Wait … there is a dinosaur?!
In the first photo — to the left of the flowers, lurking behind the leaves.
Daffs are nice, but those tulips still take the cake – to my mind anyway. Have fun with your son and his beloved!
I agree – tulips are the stars.
Lovely to see nice big clumps of daffs appearing already. I am still waiting for most of mine to flower. Early Harvest is a winner!
Beautiful, I really admire the tough flowers that manage to flower so quickly. Amelia
Things are developing so quickly here it’s going to be hard to keep up. One of the biggest downsides to running my own business is that the ‘boss’ (that would be me) often thinks it’s just fine to leave work to go look for flowers! Enjoy your visit. I certainly enjoyed seeing those tulips — they’re my favorites, for their form as well as their color.
Nice groupings of daffodils. Such cheerful and rewarding flowers. And those orange tulips deserved a spot of glory also. Enjoy your family visit.
Beautiful! The unknown variety looks like it might be “Ice Follies,” one of my favorites!
Those are fine daffodils! We are past peak daffodil here, but there are still a fair number blooming, aided by the long cool intro to spring.
Hello Jason, I like the daffodils you have, I knew you’d go for the more daffodil-like daffodils as opposed to newer, more overbred and flimsier cultivars that are also available. The traditional yellow/white, single headed trumpet flowers are the ones I prefer too.
Lovely you have family visiting! Just loving your daffoddowndillies and tulips. Glorious.xxx
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