Saturday, April 23, 2011

Daffodils


The weather finally decided to act like spring today - the clouds cleared around noon and blue skies and a warm breeze settled in.  It was in the mid 60s this afternoon, which made for very nice gardening weather.  I was in and out of the house all day, puttering in the garden when I wasn't cleaning, cooking, or taking some time to read.  I pulled weeds (mostly grass creeping in from the lawn), spread mulch, planted nasturtium seeds (a couple hundred and more), checked on everything sprouting, and took pictures of the daffodils.


I love daffodils.  Nothing is quite as cheerful in the spring as a sunny golden daffodil, although I love the bitoned and white ones too.  I have an assortment of earlier and later bloomers, although I didn't get to plant my favorite late ones, the poet's daffodil (Narcissus poeticus recurvus) last fall - which I'm kicking myself for now.  They are lovely, and smell so sweet.  This fall I swear I'll plant a couple dozen of them.

 Poet's narcissus from my old garden.  
They are so wonderfully fragrant, 
and among the last daffodils to bloom each year.