Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Daffodils

Daffodils cheer me.  When I was growing up, no matter where we lived, those cheerful bright yellow faces and bonnets were a sure sign spring was on its way.

Last fall I ordered some bulbs through my son's school.  They were "mixed daffodils."  My dear friend who is really good at gardening (she spends 15 minutes twice a day spraying all her garden with stinky anti-deer spray) helped me plant them. She told me they were a good choice because deer don't eat them.

HOWEVER, she warned that squirrels would dig up the bulbs if I didn't keep the area covered with dried chili peppers.  I was so faithful last fall and it has paid off!  Here are some of the happy flowers in my yard.




5 comments:

Thom said...

So beautiful :)

Larry said...

very pretty I love the yellow center on the white.



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quilly said...

Pretty! We don't have to worry about squirrels, but the snails ate the flower petals!

The Bug said...

Lovely! We have some daylilies that a friend sent from Texas. There is greenery now, but I think they'll bloom later in the season. I hope!

Mary said...

I love daffodils! When you see them for the first time, it's such a great reminder that Spring will be here soon!