Friday, February 26, 2010

Rolling in Daffodils

They're just beginning here, daffodils: Little Gem, King Alfred, some tiny narcissus that I don't know the name. Others are budding. The late ones like Baby Moon and Hawera just have foliage; some are not out of the ground.




Do you ever see a bed of flowers that you'd just like to lie down and roll? That happens frequently here. My faithful helper Buffy just can't contain herself when the sun is bright and there are blossoms.



Buffy, Buffy


When I'm trying to naturalize bulbs in the lawn,
I like to put them at the ends of flower beds where they can be
missed by the mower until the ripening foliage matures.
Other times, I put them in rough lawn like in the third pic above
and just leave the grass unmowed.


23 comments:

  1. I'd lay down and roll around in them with her! Just beautiful, hopefully my swollen buds will open this weekend!

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  2. I'd be right beside Darla!
    Would love just to see the earth, instead of snow.

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  3. They look beautiful as clumps. I am not too sure if their beauty will have less impact if planted in a long row. ~bangchik

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  4. Yes, I'll join Darla, Deborah and Buffy. But I wan't a song in the background too. I am so jealous of your narcissus. Mine doesn't look good. I think it has stopped growing or started to hibernate - in my hot weather?

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  5. Laying in the daffies sounds like fun, and Buffy has set the mood. Not a care in the world, except enjoying the moment.

    Enjoy.

    FlowerLady

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  6. Nell, you are such a patient person. Digger Dog would be in deep trouble here if he did that.....and he does!

    The daff pictures make me long for spring. I see little green tips here and there but we are still unseasonably cold.

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  7. I think Buffy has the right idea and I'll join the whole group, too. Pretty daffodils!

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  8. I won't blame buffy for rolling on daffodils. They are too bright and pretty to not to! :)

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  9. Looks like spring in your neck of the woods. We're still under two feet of snow (and counting).

    Christine in Alaska

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  10. What is with thatBuffy of yours that has to seat or roll in the flowers. LOL! I know, no flowers were hurt in the making of this posting. LOL!
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Lona

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  11. NellJean,
    I had to laugh at the pictures. Dogs and gardens do require a lot of patience. That's for sure!

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  12. It looks like Buffy is just trying to give those daffodils a hug! Can't blame her; I'd feel the same way if I had daffodils. It's spring-like here, with lots of mud, vernal pools, and greenery poking out from under the edges of the melting snow. But I'm not fooled; it's February, and it seems best to count on a return of winter. -Jean

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  13. Great minds Nell Jean! I just posted some photographs of our first daffodils to bloom here at the farm. I love daffodils...though maybe not quite as much as Buffy!!! I need to find some later season varieties though so we can extend our spring bloom. Can't wait to see your Baby Moon and Hawera varieties.

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  14. Spring has sprung in your garden! The daffodils are so bright and sunny. Buffy looks like she is soaking in the sun :^)

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  15. What fun! I just had the first daffodil open 2 days ago, that's what you get for having a shade garden. But they're so easy, and such a welcome shot of color on the rainy days we're having.

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  16. I'm still chuckling over the pictures of Buffy. I like how you've planted those at the edge of a bed. I'll have to take a look to see if I can make that work for me.

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  17. Dogs and flowers go together. Bob likes to sit in the hosta. jim

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  18. Instead of rolling, I'll hold the hose and spray everybody off when they're done, lol! I can't wait for winter to be over and to see - and feel - spring popping out!

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  19. I have the jonquilla blooming, but none of the bright yellows yet. I have been very impressed with my dianthus this year! It has been extremely tough, even blooming through the really cold weather we have had. Do they like the wet weather?

    The last couple of days have been wonderfully 'spring-like', although the mornings have been really cold. The temps climb into the 60's and soon will get into the 70's, so I am happy. I am able to finally get into the garden to do some cleaning in my beds.

    Buffy is just celebrating Spring. I wonder if she would scold Ikey for lolling in the daffodils?

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  20. Dogs have great noses. It looks as Buffy likes the daffodils' smell!

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  21. Nell - you've got the "Monet look" going with the naturalizing in the grass. If you look at the last photo in my pastel post on Monet's garden - I can imagine your garden/grass looking like that.

    Cameron

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I look forward to comments and questions and lively discussion of gardening and related ideas.



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