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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Spring Has Sprung, Part 3

This time, I'm showing off the daffodils.  Daffodils love it here and thrive.  Tulips are only good for a couple years between the climate and shade.  Hyacinths last a few more years, but after 5 they are barely noticible.  Thankfully, there are many more color combinations of daffodils than 20 years ago.

The collection is a bit of a mess.  I started with the idea of many different daffodils plants in individual clumps and expected them to spread.  In follwing years, I planted more where I didn't think any were planted previously.  As you will see, my memory of spots isn't that good.  But I do have a lot of color.

And this year was unique.  Most years, the various daffodils bloom at different times from mid March to early May.  This year, they mostly all bloomed at the same time.  Nice for quantity, but confusing for appearance.

Here are some pictures from different directions.  Usually, there would be fewer flowers at a time, but more similar-looking then.  This year is a riot of blooms of all kinds...

But because there are so many colors all together, here are some individual pictures...

 So it was one of the more spectacular booming years...

The tulips linger in places that suit them best, but they only last 2-3 years here.


This spot had 24 in Spring 2008, but there are only these few left.  It is getting too warm for them in southern MD...  I had some nice Rembrandt tulips bloom, they came and went in only 3 days.  They probably won't return next year.  Sigh...

Still, I sure am enjoying this years bounty of blooms!

2 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Your flowers are beautiful and the different colors growing together just add to their natural appeal for me; together or apart, your blooms are delightful.

Alasandra said...

Daffodils are such cheerful plants. The photos were beautiful. Thanks for sharing.