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Daffodils

1999 daffodils

Whatever you call them -- daffodils, jonquils, narcissus -- these beautiful bulb-borne flowers are a welcome splash of color in the spring garden.

1999 daffodils

The millennial crop of daffodils have begun to bloom -- March 2000

2000 daffodils

2000 daffodil

2000 daffodils

2000 daffodil

2000 daffodil

2000 daffodil

It's the beginning of April, 2001, and even with our cold and damp Spring, the first daffodils have bloomed.

2001 daffodil

2001 daffodil

2001 daffodil

Mid-March, 2002, and the daffodils have begun to bloom, a welcome harbinger of the spring to come!

2002 Daffodil

2002 Daffodil

2002 daffodil

2002 daffodil

2002 daffodil

It's the end of March. 2003, and the first daffodils have bloomed.  These have turned out to be some of the most reliable of all the bulbs.

2003 Daffodils

2003 Daffodils

It is 27 March 2004 and the first of the daffodils have bloomed, giving me hope that a thoroughly miserable winter may finally be over!

2004 Daffodils

2004 Daffodils

2004 Daffodils

2004 Daffodils

2004 Daffodils

It's the first week of April, 2005 -- the miserable winter is finally behind us and the harbingers of spring, the daffodils, have begun to bloom.

2005 Daffodils

2005 Daffodils

2005 Daffodils

2005 Daffodils

2005 Daffodils

2005 Daffodils

2005 Daffodils

Today is Sunday, 26 March 2006, and the first of the daffodils have begun to bloom, hopefully bringing an end to what has been a very strange winter.

2006 Daffodils

2006 Daffodils

2006 Daffodils

2006 Daffodils

2006 Daffodils

2006 Daffodils

2006 Daffodils

It's the 17th of March 2007 and despite the remnants of the last sleet/ice storm having melted away just a few days ago, the daffodils are in bloom.  Strange year!

Just one day later ....

A few days later and another stand of daffodils have burst into bloom.

It's late March 2008 and the daffy daffodils have sprung into bloom, even before the crocus!

2008 daffodil

2008 daffodil

2008 daffodil

2008 daffodil

2008 daffodil

2008 daffodil

2008 daffodil

On the first day of Spring, 2009, the daffodils were getting ready to bloom when we had the snowstorm I mentioned in my Garden Journal.  I thought they were goners, but they survived and bloomed shortly thereafter.

2009 daffodil

2009 daffodil

2009 daffodil

2009 daffodil

2009 daffodil

2009 daffodil

2009 daffodil

The first day of Spring 2010 brings the blooming of the first daffodils.  After a very tough winter, it was nice to see some color in the garden.

2010 daffodils

2010 daffodils

2010 daffodils

Here's one just about to open.

2010 daffodils

A day later.

2010 daffodil

2010 daffodil

In 2011, the daffy daffodils came up in the middle of March and at times were covered with some snow before they bloomed.

2011 daffodils

2011 daffodils

2011 daffodils

2011 daffodils

2011 daffodils

2011 daffodils

The daffodils lasted into early April.

2011 daffodil

2011 daffodil

2011 daffodil

On 12 March 2012, fully two weeks earlier than ever before, the daffodils bloomed, the result, no doubt, of a very mild, very wet winter.

2012 daffodils

2012 daffodils

2012 daffodils

2012 daffodils

2012 daffodils

2012 daffodils

2012 daffodils



Last Updated: 08 Jan 2015

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