Spring is well on the way, and the garden has come alive with daffodils. I have several spots where I planted groups of daffodils, with different varieties in each place. Some are along the driveway and in the island on the circle in front of our home. These came up this past week and bloomed. The lovely yellow petals with the orange centers are so cheerful, like a ray of sunshine in an otherwise brown landscape.
The mixed garden of all yellow or all white daffodils opened up fully. There are about 50 bulbs here, sent to me by a friend in Oregon a couple of years ago. They have bloomed more profusely every year.
More and more blooms, just so cheerful.
In the front flowerbed, planted among the irises are around a dozen double-daffodils. About a week ago, they were putting up buds. Also in that bed are a few hyacinths.
Only three hyacinths made an appearance, and this was the prettiest of those. The pale yellow has such a strong fragrance, just lovely.
The other yellow one put up a fewer flowers on the stalk. Nearby, two crocuses finally came up.
The double daffodils bloomed later in the week. They are a variety called White Lion, with yellow petals between the layers of white.
Two more crocus are coming up in the middle of the iris bed.
The second iris bed is also putting up leaves, but I didn’t put any other bulbs in this area. I need to rake the leaves off the rhizomes so they will bloom nicely. But it was 29 degrees yesterday morning, and I will wait until it warms up a bit more.
Oliver was enjoying the flowers with his sandwich one afternoon.
This guy is pretty shy, but one day I tossed a sandwich to him when he wasn’t watching me. He noticed it, then grabbed it, scurried up the tree in the front and sat on a branch to enjoy his treat. If he keeps coming around, he might get a name.
The pileated woodpecker has been raiding the bird feeder again. I have to run him off so there is food for the little birds. There are a pair of these big birds that live in the woods.
Along the driveway, white petaled daffodils with bright yellow ruffled centers bloomed. There aren’t that many of these, but more buds are showing, so I hope to have a few more flowers soon.
These have such vibrant yellow centers, so pretty.
Inside, the amaryllis continues to put out leaves, but no bud yet. The orchid sitting to its right is progressing.
I am so excited, as it looks like it will put out two blooms, with the promise of maybe two or three more to come.
Back outside, the oldest crocus in my flowerbeds finally made an appearance. I love this purple color.
Our long blooming season is well underway. A light dusting of snow yesterday morning bent the flowers over, but they are bouncing back with the warmth of the day. I just hope we are done with snow for the year, or our local apple crops may suffer.
Is anything blooming in your garden?