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Whatever you call them -- daffodils, jonquils, narcissus -- these beautiful bulb-borne flowers are a welcome splash of color in the spring garden.
The millennial crop of daffodils have begun to bloom -- March 2000
It's the beginning of April, 2001, and even with our cold and damp Spring, the first daffodils have bloomed.
Mid-March, 2002, and the daffodils have begun to bloom, a welcome harbinger of the spring to come!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Here's one just about to open.
A day later.
In 2011, the daffy daffodils came up in the middle of March and at times were covered with some snow before they bloomed.
The daffodils lasted into early April.
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.
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