The First Daffodil Bloom of 2009

Who would have thought? A daffodil (Narcissus) blooming in mid-February! The little sprouts are coming up all over but this one and a couple others like it have decided they like the weather. It could be that they are in a slightly warmer micro-climate near concrete but mostly it’s because of the extremely unseasonably warm weather we’ve been enjoying. It’s been in the 60-70 Degree Fahrenheit range for the last several days tricking the daffodils into thinking it’s spring.

The weather has been fooling me as well. All the nice temperatures have been perfect for gardening and playing in the yard. I know I will miss this warm snap in a few days and long for spring weather once again. I can’t wait to start harvesting vegetables again in the garden or to smell the sweet scent of the earth as I dig new plants into the soil. Hopefully the daffodils will be treated gently by mother nature, and maybe, just maybe we will be too!

16 thoughts on “The First Daffodil Bloom of 2009

  1. Gail

    She’s a beauty…the first ones are especially lovely. We usually get February Gold blooming near the end of the month. Lucky you to have a few blooms now. We have a crocus here and there and the hellebores. The cold weather will be a shocker!

    gail

  2. Darla

    Jusr lovely, can’t wait for the rest of mine to bloom. I have already had Narcissus-Double Erlicheer bloom and we all know what happened to the first of the Paperwhites, although I picked them up off of the ground, placed them in a glass of water and sat them on the table on the front porch where they are continuing to bloom and ALL the neighbors that drive by can see them.

  3. Frances

    Oh hooray for your daffs. It looks like good old Rijnveld’s Early Sensation with the outer petals just slightly twisty. Those are two weeks ahead of the others here, but no blooms open yet! When the daffs open, it means spring!
    Frances

  4. Kerri

    That’s one eager little daffodil! Lucky you to have a little taste of spring in your garden..and those wonderful, warm temps. We’re enjoying a bit of a respite from the freezing temps too. It feels good!

  5. Jake

    Hello, I really like your blog and have been reading it a little the past week. I remember last year in Kentucky worrying that my Tulips and Daffodils wouldn’t make it through the rest of winter around this time; although it was just there foliage.

    Jake

  6. Dave

    We’re expecting some cold in the nights this weekend then normal temperatures for February, which means cold! I think the daffodils should manage alright.

    Sorry Lee, not trying to rub any noses. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Frances,

    I’m not sure which variety these are. I got a bag of bulbs from a plant swap last year and popped them in all over.

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