Windy!

If you are enjoying this beautiful day outside to get a jumpstart on your spring gardening chores, be careful! It’s a lovely day to be outside, but watch out for falling limbs if you are around trees! Grandma didn’t call those old dead limbs “widow makers” for no reason!

While I was out for a walk earlier, I saw Pops and Betty Wright working in their front gardens and they were transplanting daffodils. As we all know, autumn is the “real” time to plant daffodil bulbs, but, like many Daffodilians, Pops and Betty like to dig up some of their crowded daffodil clumps and divide them while they can see where their other daffodils are planted. Betty told me that each of the clumps the Pops has dug up today had no fewer than 37 smaller bulbs and they transplanted them all! Of course most of them won’t bloom this year, but they will in the future!

Enjoy the day! I’ve been talking with the Park Board so as we estimate the bloom times of the daffodils in the Township, we’ll have a better idea when our Daffodil Walks will be scheduled this spring. 🙂

Daffodils are popping up around the Township!

Daffodils are popping up around the Township!

 

Beautiful Weather

Wildflowers: Spring Beauty

Wildflowers: Spring Beauty

I hope everyone is having as much fun as I am enjoying the outdoors! As you may have seen in the Daffodil Gazette, most of our daffodils around the Township are finishing their blooms…with a few late daffs hanging on. However, the Park Board decided to stick to the posted schedule for the Daffodil Walks for the next two weekends so everyone can enjoy the other numerous blooming plants throughout town.

Our walks have been a huge success! So what is blooming now? Wildflowers! Lilacs! Tulips! And, yes…some daffodils!

Enjoy!!

Late blooming daffodils....

Late blooming daffodils….

 

Wonderful Walks!

We have had some absolutely beautiful Daffodil Walks this spring! We have had a marvelous turnout for every walk ~ what a wonderful time visiting with friends and neighbors as we enjoy the great outdoors. I just HAD to share some photos I took over the weekend on the Saturday walks. Enjoy!

Oh, and the Park Board will decide about the rest of the Daffodil Walks this spring. Please check the Daffodil Gazette for an update on the status of the rest of the walks for this spring.

Daffodils  with viburnum "Korean Spicebush" in Daffodil Township Park

Daffodils with viburnum “Korean Spicebush” in Daffodil Township Park

"Tahiti" daffodils on the Daffodil Walk....

“Tahiti” daffodils on the Daffodil Walk….

Daffodil in Daffodil the Memorial Gardens

Daffodil in Daffodil the Memorial Gardens

Daffodils, Daffodils, Daffodils!

Pink and white daffodils

Pink and white daffodils

Daffodils are everywhere these days, aren’t they? I hope you’re not sick of seeing them … or pictures of them … because I simply HAD to share some photos! As I was passing by Vintage Violet yesterday Lauralee called me in because she knew I didn’t have many pink daffodils growing in my gardens. Look what she gave me! Aren’t they gorgeous? I know this lovely bouquet includes one called Pink Charm, but I can’t remember some of the other names. Like many Daffodilians, Lauralee and Tanner order many of their new bulbs in bulk from Van Engelen, Inc. I was just perusing the website and found several I want to add to my wish list for the fall! Lauralee said she wants to try a pink split cup narcissus for next year ~ sounds beautiful!

Enjoy your day! Hope to see you at one or more of the Daffodil Walks! 🙂

Daffodil Walks

Ice Follies daffodil

Ice Follies daffodil

What beautiful Daffodil Walks we’ve been having in the Township! tomorrow should be another banner day for the walks! Our morning walk starts at Red Oak one block down from Main AND I am so pleased to be hosting Saturday’s park walk in the Memorial Gardens of Smith & Smith Funeral Services.

Many of you know that this business has been in my family for generations – and the Memorial Garden has been part of it since the beginning. It is a beautiful experience to walk among the memorials of our ancestors, knowing that we continue their traditions and carry their values with us.

The Park Walk begins at 9:30AM and the Residential Walk begins at 6:00PM. If you haven’t seen the daffodils in Daffodil Township yet you don’t know what you’re missing. They are stunning!

Happy Spring, Everyone!! 🙂

Daffodils in Daffodil Township

Daffodils in Daffodil Township

What’s Our Bloom Time…?

Are your daffodils getting closer to blooming? It is such an exciting time of year for us all, isn’t it? The weather is warming and we are counting down the weeks until our hillsides are in full bloom with the beautiful, tenacious little flower after which our Township was named.

Check back regularly ~ as we get closer to bloom time I will let you know when our Daffodil Township Daffodil Walks will be held.

The sun shines on daffodils peaking out of the ground.

The sun shines on daffodils peaking out of the ground.

Is It Spring Yet…?

DSC00910If you’re anything like me you are checking the ten day forecast every few hours. Does that sound familiar? We still have a couple more days of cold and then finally a little bit of a break…high in the fifties to the sixties! And you know what that means? Time to keep checking on the growth of the daffodils. 🙂

I’m sure some folks get tired of hearing me say this every spring, but I love the tenacity and resilience of daffodils. No matter what Mother Nature throws at them ~ every spring they are back. Beautiful and fragrant and just waiting to make us smile.

Be sure to start snapping some photos of YOUR daffodils when they start to bloom and send them to me so we can share the beauty!

 

Enchanted Forest?

 

Have you ever thought that Daffodil Township is nestled in the middle of an Enchanted Forest? Maybe we are! The other morning during a peaceful walk through the park, as the birds singing and a breeze rustled through the new leaves, I stopped to admire a huge swath of woodland wildflowers and looked up to see this:

Deer in the Daffodils

Deer in the Daffodils

 

More Daffodil Exchange!

dickcissel daffodil

Beautiful Dickcissel daffodil

Isn’t it beautiful?

The lovely Kate Wright sent me this photo and a note about how she simply “adores” her new daffodils that she received at last fall’s Night of Narcissus Daffodil Exchange. She is “amazed” that these beauties have two or three flowers per stem and “admires the artistry” of Mother Nature. If anyone should know artistry it is Kate Wright! A transplant from Texas, Kate is our resident artist here in Daffodil Township. Maybe she will someday paint this beautiful Dickcissel daffodil (for those interested, it is a Division VII: Jonquilla Daffodil) Thank you, Kate, for sharing your good fortune in obtaining such a beautiful late-bloomer in the Exchange!