The First Daffodils of 2011

The First Daffodils of 2011

The daffodils are officially in bloom here in my Tennessee Garden! Every year I like to mark the beginning of the daffodil blooms as it is one of the many signs of spring. (Coming very soon: Forsythia) It’s hard not to get excited about spring’s arrival after such a cold winter isn’t it? The first daffodil of 2009 was photographed and posted on February 12th! Very early while the first daffodil of 2010 didn’t shine until March 17th. It looks like we’re right in the middle this year with February 25th!

This year the daffodils in the birdbath garden are the first ones to appear in full bloom.  You’ll notice that the birdbath is actually that copper piece of metal resting beside the daffodils. Looks like it’s time to solder. 

These daffodils are planted among some daylilies. You can see the fans emerging in nearly every garden.

Also appearing in the birdbath garden are the hyacinths. These were from Valentine’s Day of 2008 and were transplanted in the fall to the birdbath garden. Originally they were three but the bulbs multiplied of the the years into more than 12.  Some are planted here and others are planted on the other side of the garden.

The stone edges of the birdbath garden bed needs cleaned up before the chickweed invades! At least it’s an easy weed to pull, you can even eat it, or so I’ve been told!

Are your daffodils up yet?


Dave has written since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. I found some chickweed when I was in the garden Wednesday. Currently, it is all under snow again but I will need to start pulling it when it warms up. It is sneaky. Love the daffodils.

  2. dave, you have a very early garden! our daffodils have just started to send up leaves. it will be a few more weeks before we see any flowers.

  3. Dave,

    Our first daffodil opened today as well! You have a lot open already!

  4. Oh goodness how I long to see our daffodils…we just got plummetted with a foot of snow again today :/

  5. My Daffy's have been blooming for about a week now. I did notice that my Magnolia & Flowering Almond has buds.
    Your garden is coming alive. It will be a very busy time for now on.

  6. Wow congratulations! Daffodils are really a beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

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