Friday, May 8, 2020

Happy Daffs

If April showers bring May flowers, what does May snow bring?  We're due for a bit of a storm tomorrow so I ran outside today to get pictures of the five variations of daffodils currently blooming.  I have a bumper crop this year - twenty-one!  Woo hoo!

There is a group of three of these between my house and my driveway.  Remarkably, they all bloomed even though Roxie sat on them more than once.

This is another group of three right around the corner on the front of the house.  I love the soft yellow center - soooo pretty.

This single volunteer is a total surprise.  The yellow center is darker than the others but it's still pretty.

I wouldn't choose to plant a bunch of the stereotypical bright yellow daffodils - this one is another surprise volunteer but I've got a group of three that have bloomed almost every year I've lived here.  I didn't take their picture because *someone* flattened them.

These are the only ones I planted.  There were five bulbs in a mixed bag of tulips, daffs and wee tiny crocuses.  Last year all five bloomed and this year they have multiplied into ten!  The color is a softer, paler yellow than the bright ones.

I've never considered myself a real daffodil fan but having the color so early in the season is like a shot in the arm.  My day lily flowerbed is about 25 square feet and I've decided to fill all the empty spaces with white daffodil bulbs this fall.  At least a hundred of them.  I can't wait to see two seasons of color in that one space.

Now we wait for all the tulips to bloom....