Monday, April 15, 2013

~The Daffodil Tour ~

I mentioned in an earlier post just how much I adore my daffodils. Right before that nasty virus got to me last month, I managed to get a few pictures of some of the different varieties that call my garden home. Though they are now only a memory I wanted to share a few of them- especially since their cheer was so very welcome in my misery! (cue the violins playing) ;)

*please note* 
I understand each of these flowers has their own special name; most likely from some ancient Latin that carries an impressive number of syllables and has lots of 'us's in it. Something like, 'daffodilus yellowe frillus bulbuous'. 
And I understand that if you are a really serious lover of flora, you may well know each and every genus. If that is you, please forgive my novice ways, as for my purposes I have given them my own names . . . because I don't know Latin and it's just so much more fun!

So- on with the garden tour!

"Early Spring"
As these are the very first Spring flowers to bloom in my garden, they have been christened such.

"Pixie Daffodil"
This is one of the smallest daffs I have . . . they're only just opening their petals here. When they're all the way open, they look just like miniature, miniature daffodils. I think pixies wear them as hats.

"Trumpet Daffodil"
I call it this because of the bright orange announcing it's presence to anyone passing by.

I can't see these daffodils without immediately thinking of peonies. Wouldn't they look amazing in a bouquet of pale pink and white peonies? If only they bloomed at the same time, right?

 "Daffy Dawn"
I think these daffodils are the happiest right as the sun comes up.
They seem to glow like the morning sky.
 Heralds of sunny mornings.

These are like Lily-of-the-Valley in the daffodil world. No, they don't have the scent, but they nod in the same delicate way and they very well may be my favorites.

Here they are in a cluster. Aren't they gorgeous?

"Winged Sunshine"
Okay, as much as I love the Daff-O-Bells, I think these may be my official favorites. Maybe it's their translucent petals that pull me in. They are so delicate and wispy but at the same time they make great cut flowers- this bouquet lasted for a week. 

I hope you enjoyed my little 'daffy' tour- thanks for coming along with me. And since so much has changed in the garden since these were taken, I'll have to do a 'tulip tour' soon. :)



  1. I think your favorites are mine as well! We were pleasantly surprised this spring with a bunch of daffodils in a secret garden that we uncovered. Wish it was filled with those "winged sunshine" and "daff-o-bells"

  2. Jennie,
    I love the names you've christened all your daffodils with. Your daffy adoration is catching. The few I have sure bring me a lot of joy. Looking forward to the tulip tour!


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