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Today – lots of flowers! :)
Today, pictures from valued commenter Jeff.
Took these shots Monday. The daffodils liked this past winter. The third
shot is of species daffodils. They are 4 inches tall and come up same time
as the crocus. Will plant more this coming fall.
Taking in Philadelphia 4/14/18. Every year I do a pot of tulips to put on
the front step. Attached is this year’s pot. The hot weather forced their
blooming. Now that the cold has rolled back in they will last longer.
And a little 4/20 action, man:
Attached photo of the pot of orange clivias for this year. This morning I
notice cobwebs on it. Turns out the garden spiders had hatched out due to
being warm enough in the house. Had to vacuum the plant to get them off. I
have more than enough spiders in here spinning webs everywhere.
Wow, thank you so very much Jeff! Happy Spring, indeed!
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Those are gorgeous, Jeff! The little species daffodils are so pretty. I have clivia, but with so little rain in So Cal this year mine are pathetic. You definitely have a green thumb with bulbs. Thank you for sending them.
@Mary G: I planted wildflowers in the little space I call a garden outside the cave several years ago. My idiot landlord proceeded to pull everything out but seemed to have shaken off enough seeds that they come back each spring except for the California Poppies. This year I went to the Orange Home Improvement Werehouse and purchased CA poppies. They haven’t come up yet(as far as I can tell), but I’m hopeful. I’ll send some pics for AL’s garden thread.
I’ve never seen species daffodils before. Beautiful!
J R in WV
Wonderful springy photos! Of wonderful springy flewers (sic – that’s how I say that word when I’m excited about the flowers!) !
Our daffodils are nearly shot now, just a few late bloomers hanging on. But the other springy flowers are growing in all green.
Oh, I have some of those species daffodils, I recall reading that they are a very old variety, like 1700’s or 1800’s. I really like them but they don’t seem to spread as well here in the CO climate like the much more common small daf called Tete a tete; those multiply like crazy here. This year the super early ones like that bloomed and managed to catch a break and be done before the heavy spring snows hit, which have been a a bit tougher on the full sized dafs. The elk managed to sneak up the street and munch half the tulips early one morning; tulips are front yard only here because anything in the back is subject to all the open space critters, so no tulips, garden veggies, or anything tasty goes back there.