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A Daffodil Story

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A personal story here:
My daughter’s birthday is at the end of March.  We have lived on this same property for over 30 years and always had fresh daffodils for her birthday.
In 1994, Daddy brought a bouquet of daffodils from our property to our daughter, when he flew into another state to see her on her birthday.
The last few years the daffodils have been blooming earlier than usual.
Now, I do understand that 30 years in the spectrum of time is quite small, even the Mississippi River has changed course in the last 30 years.
We have had milder winters these last few years, I wonder that global warming is a reality.
Today is February 21, we have had 2 or 3 daffodils bloom on our 55 acres already.
This is how I note the sunniest spots at this time of year.
There are hundreds of daffodils planted on our land.  They naturalize so well, I keep dividing and replanting on any sunny spot I can find.
Closer to the house, near a main flowerbed, here is the progress of daffodils.
Just beginning to open their petals.

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I took this photo when the sun peeked through the clouds for a bit today.
No rain is in the forecast this next week.  When sunny days are predicted, we often have foggy mornings.  Depending on the amount of sun, all the daffodils may bloom this week.

I see daffodils blooming along the interstate freeway (6 miles to the west), and in the nearby towns to the south.  We live in the hills north of town where I have observed our flowers bloom 10 – 14 days later .

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Author: susanpots

potter, gardener of flowers and vegies

5 thoughts on “A Daffodil Story

  1. I love daffodils.. they should be out soon

  2. It is interesting to note bloom times across the years. My daffodils seem later that usual.

    • My region of the US has been under a severe drought for a number of years (around 10 years, off the top of my head), I wonder if that has contributed to the daffodils blooming earlier this past decade. How about where you live?

  3. I was concerned to see some daff foliage starting to come up but now it is covered in snow. A very strange winter…Michelle

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