Sunday, February 27, 2011

SPRING BULBS

It is quite amazing that in less than a week all my spring bulbs have come into flower. I really thought spring was going to be very late this year. It is now catching up with every day.

It always leaves me wishing that I had started planting them years ago. Then I really would be able to talk about 'a host, of golden daffodils.'

Not all of them are golden. This one has a peachy center and is called Daffodil chromacolor.

I have always preferred smaller flowering plants and these small flowered daffs fit perfectly into the rockery in the sunken garden.
There are more to come; later flowering varieties with multiple heads and wonderful fragrance.
With the unseasonable warmth of the last few days I don't think they will be far behind.

'And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.'
William Wordsworth

9 comments:

  1. What beauties! I have Grand Primo right now, but seeing so many other varieties makes me want to get more of them to tuck into small spaces.

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  2. This was my first year with daffies. I love them and will definitely be planting more. Yours are lovely too. So bright and sunny.

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  3. I've not added any bulbs to the garden other than spider lily...your spring garden inspires me to add some for next spring. Thanks Jenny for your inspiration ;)

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  4. As always your photos are beautiful! I can't imagine how incredible your garden must be in person!
    K

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  5. So pretty. Love that chromacolor daffodil, especially.

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  6. So lovely, you lucky gal! I have planned on doing spring bulbs the past few years and have failed. Your post has convinced me to plant them this year!!

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  7. May you one day have that host of golden (and rosy pink & white & pale yellow) daffodils, Rock Rose Jenny. I keep trying, too.

    Annie at the Transplantable Rose

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  8. It's been a great year for Ice Follies and all the others.

    Planting a hundred in the fall seems like too many; in the spring it seems like 500 too few.

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  9. This has been a great year in Austin for the big daffodils (not so much for the paperwhites). I wonder if it was the colder temperatures or all the extra rain last year.

    Yours are lovely and make me wish I'd planted more.

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