The First Blooms of Spring

For y’all, I went outside, even under these circumstances, to show you my first open daffodils.  They came from the batch the college professor sent me, though the ones who were here before seem to have been about ready to bloom for ages now.

11 thoughts on “The First Blooms of Spring

  1. How pretty! My new bulbs at the side and back of the house started to bloom today, too. I guess there’s just something about a windy March day….

    Rachel, your crocuses are gorgeous. I used to have crocuses, but now they put up a little forest of leaves and no blossoms.

  2. I just love your Sunday garden blogging, but I’ll confess to some serious envy today. My first crocuses are blooming (I’m in SE Ohio) and my daffodils are only barely breaking through the soil. Weirdly, my tulips are way farther along – what’s up with that?

    I know yours have kept you waiting – enjoy! And thanks for sharing/stoking our envy.

  3. My daffodils remain bare. But here’s the kicker – the sh*tty neighbor across the street – the one who does nothing outside because she is “scared of bugs” – has a yard full of blooming daffodils.

    There is no justice in gardening.

    Oh, and the weirdest thing happened – I dug a new flowerbed last year on the side of the walkway that leads to the house. I planted no daffodils there. This year, there are 2 or 3 daffodils sprouting from the dirt. Wild.

    Oh, and my tulips came up like crazy this year too – someone said they are a bi-annual as they come up strong every 2 years. Is this true?

  4. “Oh, and the weirdest thing happened – I dug a new flowerbed last year on the side of the walkway that leads to the house. I planted no daffodils there. This year, there are 2 or 3 daffodils sprouting from the dirt. Wild.”

    Sounds like your squirrels are helping you naturalize.

  5. bridgett, that’s exactly what a neighbor said (not the shitty one scared of bugs) – my gay boyfriend was in town over the weekend – he’s a landscape architect and said that it’s either squirrels or that my digging that flowerbed might have activated the daffodils. Either way, it’s cool.

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