I couldn't resist photographing this mason jar filled with intense yellow daffodils.Read More
It’s officially only 25 days until spring but in New Hampshire and Vermont it can take a little longer before it really seems like it has arrived. It’s usually around the end of April or the first part of May before the Daffodils are in flower. I captured the above image of Narcissus and Epimediums in Gordon and Mary Hayward’s garden in Westminster West, Vermont on May 8th.
In the plant world, Daffodils are considered to be one of the harbingers of Spring. They are easy to plant (usually one of our last gardening chores to be completed in the fall here at Juniper Hill) and there are many different types to choose from. I forget about the fancy, expensive bulb planters and simply use a shovel to turn over the soil just enough to add a handful of bulbs. Repeating that process over an area gives me a more naturalized look. Here’s a great little photo gallery from the RHS that helps identify the different divisions of Daffodils...