D is for Daffodils

Posted by on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

D is for daffodil

I’m cheating a bit–these photos are from last year’s garden.  I’ve
been waiting for this year’s to bloom, but they’re just not going to be ready in time.

I love daffodils because I love Wales, and mythology, and spring.  It is that simple.

These plain old big yellow daffodils are iconic, and lovely, and necessary.  I’ve been naturalizing them for years, often in other people’s land.  Some people paint graffiti on things–I plant flowers and saplings about the neighborhood as a very Civil form of disobedience.

I’ve become increasingly enamored with cultivars like these over the last few years.  It started as a need to just extend daffodil season a bit, and now I’m unabashedly flirting with accepting those pale petals for their own beauty.

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6 Responses to “D is for Daffodils”

  1. AuntieXon 24 Feb 2008 at 7:54 pm 1

    Well I’d love for you to be my neighbor. Daffodils are one of my favorites.

  2. Jaymeon 24 Feb 2008 at 10:15 pm 2

    Will graffiti my yard? please?

  3. Taraon 25 Feb 2008 at 10:11 am 3

    You guerilla gardener you! 😉

  4. Lellaon 25 Feb 2008 at 3:47 pm 4

    Beautiful Pink Daffodils. My friend in Tasmania has them and she also loves to naturalize her large gardens. There’s a lot more free space in Tassie to have large gardens. No wonder you go about(in the moonlight is it?) stashing other gardens with trees and bulbs. You need more room!

  5. Junoon 26 Feb 2008 at 9:27 am 5

    Just one more reasons to love you: Stealth gardening.

  6. Rachelon 26 Feb 2008 at 11:47 am 6

    I was going to say–daffodils already? We just got another 6 inches of snow! Do you really guerilla garden? That’s brilliant.

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