Each autumn during the Night of Narcissus Celebration, Daffodilians bring bulbs to exchange with others in the community. Additionally, the children of Daffodil Township are visited by the Daffodil Dandy and are left small baskets containing bulbs. In all cases – we plant them … not knowing what wonderful varieties will bloom in our yards, gardens, and meadows the following spring and in all the springs to come.
Several years ago I received some beautiful double-flowering daffodils – white with yellow in part of the doubling. I believe them to be White Lion daffodils. For doubles they are quite sturdy.
I keep hoping to receive some narcissus albus plenus odoratus … beautiful with a lovely fragrance. As our Exchanged Bulbs begin to bloom, I hope some Daffodilians will send me pictures so I can share them on this blog.
Beautiful white and yellow double daffodils (with traditional King Alfred types) from the Night of Narcissus Celebration 2010 bulb exchange.
When I ponder on our little town’s founding mothers and fathers I cannot help but think about how appropriately they named Daffodil Township. Not only does our name reflect the beauty of our flowers, it also shows who we are as a group of individuals who work and play together.
Think about it.
After the winter we had…look at the daffodils emerging. AND they’re getting ready to bloom! And isn’t that just like Daffodilians, too? No matter the adversity, we always come back blooming!
Tenacious and hardy! The daffodils of Daffodil Township are getting ready to bloom.
The daffodils are emerging from their winter sleep! Soon our yards, gardens, parks, and roadsides will overflow with the beauty and tenacity of our namesake flower: daffodils.
As always, we hope you will join us in Daffodil Township for a Daffodil Walk this spring!
A lovely daffodil bouquet
Daffodils popping up this spring!
How exciting to go outside yesterday and finally…FINALLY…see some daffodils emerging from the earth! Spring is right around the corner and you know what that means! Daffodils. 🙂 I am looking forward to our Daffodils Walks this spring. Are you making plans to head to Daffodil Township to walk among the flowers? Hope to see you later this spring!