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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dance with the daffodils


It is the most glorious of seasons. Bright yellow dots the landscape with clumps of blooms. Who could not be happy when you see a bunch of daffodils?


Daffodils are so welcome after the long white and gray winter. And the wonderful thing about daffodils is that they spread. Even if you only plant one you will have a garden full in a few years. A daffodil bulb will divide and redivide endlessly. That's why it is one of the few flowers you can find around abandoned farmhouses, still blooming and increasing in numbers many years after the farmer and his wife have moved. If you dig them up and take these home, separate them and plant them in your own yard, within a couple of years, you'll have a hundred daffodils for the mere price of a trespassing fine.




She turned to the sunlight

And shook her yellow head,

And whispered to her neighbor:

Winter is dead.

----A.A. Milne, When we WEre Very Young

Flower arrangement: just two yellow daffodils, the first to bloom

--L. A. Davidson, The Shape of the Tree

Daffidodowndilly has come to town, in a yellow petticoat and a green gown.


1 comment :

  1. Your daffodils are beautiful, Peggy. They've always felt special to me, because my father gave my mother a bouquet of daffodils when I was born. Happy spring to you!


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