Friday, March 25, 2016

Some Daffodils for You


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I've been really busy in the garden and in life. As such the daffodils seemed like they came and went so fast that I missed them. The rain and the cold did not really help. Daffodils will be in bloom all the way up to May so I haven't completely missed the show but the big early show is pretty much over. I did manage to capture a few photographs. 

I have not had time to research all the cultivars but will one day. I kept all of the packages from the initial planting in Tiger Gardens so even tho I transplanted over 14000 bulbs I do know of what cultivars/varieties they are. It is simply a matter of matching up the pictures with the blooms now. Wish me luck on that!
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This is one of my favorite daffodils for the delicate and fine coloring graduations.
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Same daffodil. These daffodils are in the orchard; which I don't mow for quite a while. As such there are lots of little wildflowers growing on the orchard floor. You can see some bluets in this picture. Those little wildflowers are good for pollinators including my two honeybee hives.
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A neat orange frosted trumpet.
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Love that frilliness.
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This is one of several double daffodils. I did not realize there were so many different kinds of doubles. I only post one here but I have several varieties. The extra petals are all slightly different. It is pretty neat the range of colors. While daffodils don't have much pollen I do occasionally find honeybees buzzing around them. Bees need pollen to feed the developing baby bees.
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This is along the southern woodline. The show is not so spectacular right now but give it a few years. This woodline is about 700 feet long chock full of bulbs.
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This is one part of the orchard to include the honeybee hives. The show is mainly of 'Ice Follies' daffodils. For me 'Ice follies' and 'Tete e Tete' daffodils are my best multipliers in the garden. This is why I had so many of these beautiful bulbs to transplant to Tiger Way Gardens.

Have a nice Easter....

in the garden....
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6 comments:

  1. I'm staggering here at the # of bulbs you have planted! You deserve every bit of enjoyment you get from their beauty! Happy Easter to YOU!

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  2. I can't get my mind around 14,000. I can imagine how it looks and how it will be in the future. BEAUTIFUL!

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  3. Thanks for sharing your fields of daffodils. Just beautiful. Happy Easter to you too!

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  4. Oh how I need to get up there some time during the peak season of your daffy's. Life keeps getting in the way of that visit but spring is not over just yet....

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  5. I love daffodils and it was interesting to learn about the varieties. Your field will be gorgeous in years to come. I'm looking forward to watching it develop. I'm pleased that you're planting for the bees too.

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  6. Daffodils are such a wonderful Spring flower ...

    All the best Jan

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