Yes, it’s true the Daffodils are up but it has been one rainy, and rather chilly, day after another. As a matter of fact, it’s been the rainiest April on record! Fingers crossed that a proper and warn Spring is right around the corner.
Thanks New Hampshire Home Magazine for the cover shot on the May/June issue! It was a delight to work once again with Andi Axman, John Hession and the team at NHH on two stories in this month’s issue: Garden Designer’s Favorite Plants featuring Maude Odgers, Michael Gordon and Marc Hudson as well as the feature on Louisa Thoron’s beautiful garden in Jaffrey, New Hampshire. Available on the newsstands now; digital edition at NHHomeMagazine.com.
It's always a sign of good things to come when I see Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis) poking through the leaf litter.
Lots of fuzzy green growth on the trees means that Spring has finally arrived in New Hampshire.
Magnolia x loebneri 'Leonard Messel' is always the first tree to flower for us here at Juniper Hill.Read More
It was so much fun collaborating once again with Andi Axman, John Hession, and the team at New Hampshire Home Magazine on their latest issue.Read More
I couldn't resist photographing this mason jar filled with intense yellow daffodils.Read More
Even before winter is fully upon us, the flower buds of Magnolia x loeberni 'Leonard Messel' offer the promise of Spring.Read More
This past weekend, some dear friends visiting the farm gave us a beautiful bouquet of Irises to remind us that Spring was just around the corner. As a matter of fact, it arrives on Sunday and we will be more than ready for it! It has been a mild winter, in comparison to last year, but all winters in New Hampshire are long.
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...