Small Narcissus (Daffodils)

Small daffodils peeking out from the foliage of taller ones

These daffodils looked sweet peeping out through the foliage of taller ones. I saw them at Brent and Becky’s Bulbs. I can hardly believe it has three years ago since we were enjoying their company and hospitality – and, of course, their flowers.

Their show gardens must be at or around their prime now and are so very worthy of a visit. If you fancy a peep, check out this post to see what I mean.

27 Replies to “Small Narcissus (Daffodils)”

  1. Although I never met a narcissus I did not like, I still prefer the bigger and simpler ones. We do not have enough wind to knock them over.

    1. You’ve prompted me to recognise I’m quite pernickerty about daffodils. I don’t like to be dazzled by them. I like the smaller ones best – the private rockery Brent and Becky have is delightful. It’s nice if they are multi-headed and I like the trumpet bits to be darker than the outer petals. I’ll never make a Wordsworth.

      1. How funny. I prefer the simple paperwhites and the old fashioned King Alfred daffodils. The King Alfred daffodils are garish in a neat and simple way. The most adventurous I got was to get the Mount Hood daffodils because I like white so much, but I did not like them as much.

  2. I like the little ones best, especially as it is very windy here. But something has eaten the tops off my tiny Narcissus ‘Minnow’ – I suspect slugs, but I wasn’t aware they liked these plants!!

    1. I saw a few that had been bitten at Arley Hall the other day. I had half-assumed it was insects or deer, but if it was slugs, they must be the mountaineering kind. I can just imagine them swaying on the stems on their way up as if they were at a funfair, unless they nibbled them when they were just emerging.

  3. I like the little ones too. So pretty. It’s sleeting here and the trees are covered in ice, as are the roads. Nice to look at spring in your post.

  4. I’ve never seen narcissus with the pink center! “Pink Charm,” in your older post, blew me away! And of course I loved the “blowsy petticoats” — more lovely wording. I also love the daffodils up top; I can see how you would be smitten by them. We are bracing for so-called “snow showers” tomorrow, so all these photos are particularly enjoyable.

    1. That one looks very beautiful with the quince blossom. I would not have thought of combining quince with daffodils, but they look lovely together. The snow must surely be having its last hurrah for the year, mustn’t it?

      1. I don’t know if we’ve seen the last of the snow, but I can hope. We are having sun ALL DAY TODAY! This is extraordinary and I celebrated by going to Lowe’s and buying pink and white daffodils! I’m so excited!

  5. I hope you’ve discovered Gibbs Gardens, in North Georgia! Mr. Gibbs has planted tens of millions of bulbs, mostly daffodils, up and down hillsides in his now-public garden. It is a sight to behold when 20 million + daffodils are in bloom! But the garden has many attractions year-round, including tulips and other bulbs, roses, crape myrtles, and a wonderful Japanese garden with many maples.

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