Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Daffodil - the first 'big' one

Although we had a miniature daffodil bloom already, there is something special and very 'spring is really here' about the first full sized daffodil to bloom. This one is 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation'. It is always the first to bloom and this clump of them is always the first of the clumps to bloom. You can see the purple crocus which somehow seeded themselves into the clump. A nice combination. This is a full sized flower on a sort of short stem and nothing fancy color-wise or shape-wise compared to what is to come. Even though it bloomed on St. Patrick's Day and not the official first day of spring. Here in the hollow, spring has arrived.
Jane

2 comments:

keewee said...

My first big one is blooming too.
If you want to see a beautiful Daff, I have a link on my latest post, to Texas, a double Daff. I grew for the first time last season.

Hoot Owl Hollow Nursery said...

We planted a new large double for the first time last year called Flyer. It's a late one, but I'll post a picture of it once it blooms.
Jane