First Daffodils of 2017

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!…

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The First Daffodil of 2013

Every year I show off the first daffodil to bloom in my garden.  This year, I have to say, my first daffodil is less than impressive.  The cold and wet weather has put a damper on the beauty of this little yellow flower.  So far it's the only one in bloom that I have seen but I haven't fully explored the back gardens yet. Daffodils are one of the earliest blooming flowers in our garden. They are also one of the only plants that I have never seen a deer eat.  So if you have deer - plant daffodils! Here's a look back at the first daffodils from the past several years: First Daffodil of 2012 - Jan. 27, 2012 First Daffodil of 2011 -Feb. 25, 2011 First Daffodil of 2010 - March 17, 2010 First Daffodil of 2009 - Feb. 12, 2009 As you can see this year is…

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