Sunny Yellow Daffodils

April 16, 2010

A frantic month of work has kept me out of the garden and in the studio, culminating in the Glass Craft & Bead Expo, a major glass conference and trade show, where I taught new groups of students the fine art of working with glass powders.  Returning to my garden is a joy beyond imagination where I can reflect and regenerate.

I knew my daffodils would be blooming, but was surprised and delighted this morning to find a butterfly!

I love the ‘Butterfly’ Daffodils….

This is Palmares, said to be pink, but it’s really not my idea of pink at all.

I am always searching for and ordering the elusive pink daffodil, and they usually fall short.

I end up with a lot of salmon that someone is calling pink.

Sometimes, it’s downright orange! Would you call this pink???

I admit to loving them anyway.  Who doesn’t love the cheery yellow harbinger of spring?

Especially since the deer don’t eat them!

I have other yellow flowering plants & bulbs growing that my neighborhood deer don’t graze.  I have a collection of Frittilaria…this is Raddeana.

Common forsythia…

My beds runneth over with dandelions!  My herbalist friends tell me to eat them, so I sometimes do.  Especially in a salad with other colorful flowers.

The tips of this Euphorbia can appear yellow at times, next to the gray leaves.

Back to my lovely daffodils.  They’re just beginning and I DO have some new PINK daffodils that haven’t emerged yet.  I’ll let you know if they’re really pink this time!

I also like collecting the unusuals like Rip Van Winkle.  I love having distinctive flowers that are different from my neighbors.

As more of my plants emerge, I’ll keep you updated.  Thanks for stopping by after my long absence!  Until next time…….

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6 Responses to “Sunny Yellow Daffodils”

  1. Alicyn Drew Says:

    The daffodils are beautiful. Just so you know, I traveled to Holland several years ago during the Spring. They had “pink” daffodils and not one of them was really pink. Yet they are very pretty. I suspect photo shop in those catalogs with the pretty pink flowers 🙂

  2. OH! Photoshopped, of course!!

  3. Candace Says:

    Wow, a study in yellow. Your garden must be beautiful again after a long, cold winter. I didn’t know there were so many varieties of daffodils. If you have time, could you look at my current blog post and see if you can identify the flower there? No one else has but I bet you know it.

  4. ellen abbott Says:

    The Rip Van Winkle and the Palmares are so cool.

  5. I think it’s a Peacock Orchid Candace…I’ve tried them, but my winters are too cold!

  6. Aren’t they?! I love those that are different.

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