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.