Every year in the garden is different. Sometimes it's warmer than normal, sometimes colder. We may have more rain than usual or we may be in a drought. All of these factors affect how the plants grow, what comes up, and when they make their first appearance. One special event I like to notate each year on this garden blog is the flowering of the first daffodils of the year. It's exciting to see flowers begin to bloom after a drab and dreary winter season. Daffodils tend to be one of the first flowers of the year to flower in my garden.
In addition to daffodils we'll see Winter Blooming Jasmine and other winter to spring blooming flowers begin to make their appearance. I've also seen foliage of iris and hyacinth beginning to emerge. Watching the progression of winter to spring is one of the most exciting parts of gardening!
Photos of the First Daffodils of 2017
Golden yellow flowers brighten up the landscape when the daffodils rise!
And many more to come! I've planted a bag of daffodils just about every year since we moved in almost 10 years ago. Daffodils are very carefree and never get bothered by deer or other creatures. They are great for naturalizing areas with early spring color!