On Saturday morning, I (and my children) got to go to a wonderful exhibit of the American Daffodil Society. People from all over the country displayed their finest Daffodil Specimens. Of the many things I did not know about daffodil’s are that there are over 17,000 varieties! I suppose like any subject, once you delve into it, you learn things are not as simple as they might seem. I have noticed different colors of daffodils around in the springtime, but I really assumed that they were “new” types, hybrids cultivated from the old yellow kind. I still have some beautiful daffodils my mother planted over 25 years ago, and I guess I always figured that was the standard. I cannot give you the history of the daffodil (you can google that) but I can share a few of my photos. I got to enjoy varieties that have been around since the turn of the century (the former century) and there was even a flower that has been around since before 1777. Most of the “Historic” Daffodils were not plain yellow. Hmm, not hard to learn something new everyday! So, how does this relate to Change? Change of how one thinks about things. Change of varieties, hybridizing, growth. Change of the seasons. Daffodils representing the emergence of Spring!
Beautiful! I really like the middle one on the bottom row – so unusual. I gave up planting bulbs here because the squirrels like them too much.
it might be a case of “6 of one, 1/2 dozen of the other” — but we feel our cats and dogs keep the squirrels at bay. on the down-side, there are some flower boxes and garden spaces with a little (?) too much of certain kinds of fertilizer …
The squirrels here are too cheeky. Even when we had a dog, they would dig in parts of the yard where the dog couldn’t see them. They were quiet and sneaky and I was tired of feeding them expensive bulbs!
My daffodils were planted in 1985 (basic yellow) so the squirrels pay no attention to them. I moved all my gorgeous hostas to my fenced in backyard because the deer ate them down to the ground. Perhaps some netting would help?
The problem is that they dig up the bulbs even before they’re up just make a mess of the whole garden. I’ve just given up on bulbs. In my garden it is “survival of the fittest!”
Well, I certainly understand that. I had plants that were practically invasive in MN. that don’t make it here in OH. I do not replace them. The only plants I ever water are my containers. My perennial garden is pretty much self sustaining. To bad it can’t weed itself though!!!
I’m with you on the self-weeding idea. There’s a money maker if I ever heard of one!
Indeed!!! Ha! 😉
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Thank you very much! It was a great and big display!
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