Thursday, February 23, 2012

It Wouldn't Be Spring without Daffodils

Blooming today:
February Gold

Juanita

Ice Wings or Sailboat, I forget.

Ice Follies, an old favorite.



Tete a Tete



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18 comments:

  1. How nice to see such lovely daffodils popping out your garden grounds. It'll be magical if only they pop out of my garden, not only in my dreams. Last year I bought bulbs that seemed to have fallen for Sleeping Beauty's Witch No. 13 spell because it never worked up from it's winter sleep even though it is already summer in my place. Perhaps it needed spring which never came. This year I touched a real fully opened daffodil flower for the very first time at a nursery but didn't buy the bulb because I got smarter ;D

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    1. Autumn Belle, the Swedish bloggers buy forced bulbs in bloom. Do florists in your area ever have them for sale? Another choice might be silk daffodils for effect.

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  2. Truly it wouldn't be spring without them.
    I'm pretty sure snowdrops are a stunner too.
    (are they popping too?)

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    1. I've never planted snowdrops. I don't think they would be happy here, but they're lovely in the bloggers' gardens this year.

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  3. Oh my gosh Nell ~ Thank you for sharing these wonderful photos. I wish I could grow them down here but alas, I'll just enjoy yours through your blog. My favorites are Ice Follies and Jaunita.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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    1. My favorites, too FlowerLady along with Pink Charm. It's like choosing a favorite child. I love them all. I suggested silk daffodils to Autumn Belle. You could bring them out for February and March.

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  4. Your photos have brightened up a dark morning here. They are a cheerful plant aren't they?

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    1. I grew up in a world of spring daffodils, Patty, and would not be without them.

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  5. I love your daffodils! I finally have just two small clumps blooming. They are unknowns that I 'rescued' from a ditch was was mowed constantly by the county. Alas, no fragrance. I do see several buds here and there.I do need more!

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    1. Rescued daffodils are precious, even without fragrance. Make a note to get more bulbs for fall planting. It will seem like too many when you are planting 100. When they bloom you will wish you'd planted 1,000.

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  6. Oh I need a Juanita for my family garden!! (Janet) I had my 'Gold Medal' open over night. So now I have about three different varieties open. Tete a tete isn't anywhere close to being open. You are really ahead with that one.
    Do you have 'Cum Laude'? Nice peachy ruffled cup.

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    1. I have Salome and Pink Charm. I wish for every cultivar that grows.

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  7. Mine are just starting to bloom! I'm thrilled. Yours are always so pretty. I love the delicate coloring of Ice Wings or Sailboat.

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    1. I think they are Sailboat, a jonquilla. Ice Wings blooms later. I always have to look them up. This is just the beginning of the daffodils, more to come soon.

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  8. What lovely, lovely blooms!! As we go into Autumn I am blessed to be able to enjoy your Spring garden :)

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  9. Ice follies is one of my favourites too. How lucky you are to have these beautiful spring lovelies so early in the year.

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  10. I love your header. The colors are so crisp and sharp, but most of all I love those daffs!

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  11. I love your daffodils. They don't do well here in the desert, but when I lived in Virginia I had 200 of them scattered in the back yard. Miss them.

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



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