21 March 2007

Spring Daffodils

The Ice Follies daffodils are blooming a bit earlier this year because of the warm weather. This are a reliable plant that easily multiplies year after year, and I like its visual interest. It is an early daffodil starting out with light yellow cups and creamy white petals, but the cups gradually turn white, too after about a week.

At the same time, the Fifer daffodils are blooming. These were found growing around the property when it was purchased, in the 1980's, hence they are named after the street. They are early too, but the flowers are somewhat smaller and unspectacular, with yellow petals and darker yellow cups.

Both types are planted in the front display garden to show up the property, and are doing well in full sun.