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)”
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for the link to your old post. Brent and Becky’s is just a couple of hours drive from my house, and I keep thinking I ought to visit.
I really enjoyed my visit.
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!!
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.
Possibly caterpillars I suppose, but I love the idea of mountaineering slugs!
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.
I hope you’ll be enjoying spring in real life before long.
So very sweet indeed!
It looks as if they are dusted in early morning dew, but I remember being out shortly after a rainstorm.
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.
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?
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!
That’s great news (the sun and the celebration). You really fell for the pink daffodils then!
I certainly did! I can’t wait to see if they are as charming as the ones in your post.
My fingers are crossed!
That’s a lovely variety of Narcissus. It has an interesting look, too, with the petals reflexed.
It’s nice to see some of them side on when they have that windswept effect.
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. https://www.gibbsgardens.com/garden-photos/daffodil-gardens/.
I haven’t had a chance to visit but you make it sound very tempting!
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