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Thursday, April 01, 2010

Daffodils....No Foolin'

Three shots of Mrs. Langtry...




That's Kobe in the background. Mrs. Langtry is blooming in the tree bed...where the Redspire Pear used to reside before it was removed a couple years ago....I much prefer having the space filled with daffodils and daylilies! We called it...the former tree...The Stinky Tree because when it bloomed, it filled the air with this rank smell for a couple of weeks.

The other day as I got out of the car at our local Borders...what should I smell but...you guessed it...multiple stinky trees. Must be an unusually good year for them. Not only that, but they're filling the air in my neighborhood as well...those that are still up, of course, since the Bradfords are especially prone to breakage. Most of the 'old' trees (12 years or more....which is not a long lifespan for a tree) are gone in the neighborhood, but folks still plant the darn things. And, I guess, they lucked out and got stinky ones. Drat.

Back to daffodils...some of which smell quite sweet...

Niveth...


Rimski...


Irish Cream...


Beersheba...


Seagull...


Lemon Lake...


Two of Watership Down...



Two of Wings of Freedom...



Accent...


Salome...


Two of Bath's Flame...



That's all for now...only so many hours in a day to work on pictures....more later...more of other things, too....like the first trillium to bloom (for this year)....please note, some of these daffodil blooms will show color changes as the blooms mature....

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Attempted to move crocus bulbs from around one of the trees that will be coming out later this month....as I have learned, tree roots do not easily give up bulbs....however, I am happy with those I could extract. I moved them to a daffodil/daylily bed and hope to see them next year. Interesting, you could see the new corms forming on top of the old ones....(in some cases, the new corm pulled away from the old one....I'm not sure if they'll make it as the roots appeared to be left with the old corm...we shall see...)

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Saw that the peas are beginning to sprout in the backyard. While weeding, I found Leo lying on some of the daylily seedlings...sigh....He broke off four at the crown....don't know if they'll recover since they're just seedlings...I had hoped to see them bloom this year...now, I just hope to see them, period. I know, I know...it's just four....left a big gap in that bed, though. Leo is banned from the seedling beds! (I don't think he realizes that yet...)

7 comments:

keewee said...

Lovely daffodils. I intend on adding to my small collection this year.

EAL said...

Good for you, with all these daffodils. I would certainly collect them if I had the space. They are gorgeous, fragrant, and impervious to varmints.

sweet bay said...

You actually have names to go with those beautiful daffodils! You have a wonderful collection.

Les said...

Your daffs are lovely.

This time of year it is so obvious just how many Callery pears are planted - way too many. They are so noticeable visually, but as you noted, by that smell.

Ingmarie We said...

I started following your blog because of all your wonderful daylilies and daylilyphotos. Now I find that I adore your daffodils too. You have so many I never heard of...... Green of envy!

Shady Gardener said...

Leo! He should know better! ;-) Great daffodils.

I'm going to separate some of my bulbs that have multiplied so beautifully these past several years. It looked like a Cloud out there this year! Must spread the wealth.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Catherine, your collection of daffodils is amazing. I wonder if you can recommend a place(s) you get your bulbs over the years? I would like to add just a few new ones...well, perhaps more than a few!

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