Spring Stunner


by A.A. Milne

She wore her yellow sun-bonnet,
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
"Winter is dead."

All these years and this is the first time I've planted daffodils! What was I thinking? For a deer ridden neighborhood, they are a must!! They pop they're lovely heads up through snow or spring muck and worship the sun. Their showy bright yellow blossoms last for weeks giving us hope that summer is just around the corner. They give us visual interest while other plants are just waking up AND they multiply so that there will be more next year. How great is that!!!
I suppose that to anyone south of the 49th parallel this celebration of daffodils on the long weekend in May would seem strange, but such is life in the land of the short growing season!

For some good info on daffodils, check out the American Daffodil Society!

American Daffodil Society


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