Finally, it is spring. The growing has started and it is so exciting to see all the new growth. The early flowering has been just superb. I heard that due to our cooler month of March, the flowering trees held their buds closed, and now we reap the benefits of that cool March. The daffodils likely experienced the same. We have dodged several weather bullets here. No late snow storms, just one very windy day. Everything recovered nicely from the wind. I can’t recall a spring during which the snow didn’t ruin the early daffodils.
I just love daffodils. I stopped counting the bulbs after 3,000. Hyacinths are also a spring favorite. The fragrance is so wonderful. I did learn to plant the hyacinths very close, almost touching. I typically buy the larger bulbs, so that I have large blooms. The hyacinth blooms do tend to flop unless they have something to lean on.
Daffodils that I do remember the names! This is Apricot Whirl.
This is Tahiti, the best double that I grow. It has a very strong stem and seldom falls over even in a heavy rain.
Another great daffodil with a brilliant cup. I think this is Katie Heath.
Of course I have added a few pieces of garden art. This is a great spinner, that twirls in the slightest of breezes.
Another grouping of daffodils. This is Raspberry Ring.
I like to edge the beds with muscari. The blue is a great border color.
The cherry trees are in full bloom. There are two cherry trees that are on opposite sides of the garden and they make a great anchor.
Tomorrow promises to be 70 degrees and I don’t have work, so I do hope to finish cleaning out the garden beds and feeding the daylilies.
I did force a few bulbs and had successful blooms during the cold winter months.
Have a blessed Easter. Happy spring gardening, it is the best.