'Sweetie', Narcissus jonquilla
I was lucky enough to be invited to visit a private bulb farm yesterday. The day before had been quite cold and rainy but it was our chosen day - sunny but with a nippy wind from the north. The earliest of the spring daffodils were blooming and it was beautiful. These are all heirloom daffodils, meaning the varieties have been grown for many generations. On top of the privilege of seeing such beautiful flowers we were allowed to dig up a few for ourselves. I came home with Twin Sisters (also called April Beauty, a late bloomer, N. x medioluteus), Hoop Petticoats (N. bulbocodium bulbocodium), and Texas Star (N.x intermedius). I hope these photos bring you a little smile and assure you that spring will indeed makes its appearance!
I'm not sure which variety this is
Narcissus 'Grand Sol D'Or', a tiny bloomer
Field of Campernelles, N. x odorus
Narcissus 'February Gold'
This post was written by Jean McWeeney for my blog Dig, Grow, Compost, Blog. Copyright 2009. Please contact me for permission to copy, reproduce, scrape, etc.