Daffodils

Daffodils


These have been open about a week. Yesterday’s rain and wind punched them down, but they sprang back. There is something so wonderful about bright yellow on a gloomy, cloudy spring day. A promise that warm sunshine will soon be the norm. I’d like hundreds more. I’ll plant more this fall. The problem is their are so many different types of narcissus and daffodils. All daffodils are technically ‘Narcissus,’ but that’s just botanical nomenclature. Daffodils just sounds more like spring.

They are great here in the northern woods. They bloom in sun or shade, take the cold, have colorful, big flowers, deer don’t like to eat them, and each clump increases a little every year. It seems ungrateful to mention the foliage that becomes a little unsightly in the garden while it dies back. Here that sometimes takes as long as the end of June. Solution? Plant them with a companion plant that hides the aging foliage.

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