Daffs by the Dozen

The Lens-Artist photo challenge this week is about being at home – since so many people these days are forced to spend a lot more time at home than usual. For me, home has always meant more than just the house, it’s been the garden as well. At this time of year, the garden is mainly about daffodils – daffs – Narcissus – whatever you choose to call them. They’re mainly yellow, and, by planting different varieties that have a few weeks variation in blooming time, I generally have about six weeks of flowers starting early to mid April, depending on the weather.

Because I’ve been spending a lot more time at home this year than usual, I’ve been able to witness for the first time the daily growth in the garden, morning noon and night. And I’ve really been enjoying the daffs!

There’s been loads of jars and vases full of daffodils throughout the house this spring.
Daffs nearing their end…
…and daffs just starting to open.
Daffs with lupins…
…daffs with Hyacinth….
…and daffs with Muscari.
Short daffs,
…tall daffs…
…daffs in overgrown back beds…
…and overcrowded daffs in front beds.

I have a LOT of daffodils around my home – I love their cheeriness after a long, cold winter. I hope to plant another hundred or so in October.


  1. Goodness! That is getting excessive.
    By the way, what is that birch in the first picture? Did I ask that already? I am guessing that it is the native species. It does not look like the European white birch.

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      1. Oh, I should not have asked. That is what I know simply as the Jacquemonti birch. Although it is a striking tree, It is too commonly added to groves of European white birch, and never quite fits in.I rarely see them used properly, as in a grove of more of the same. It is actually better suited to the climate here than the European white birch is.

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  2. Wow Chris, that is an amazing garden! The daffodil has always struck me as a “happy” flower – is there such a thing? Maybe it’s their bright yellow, or maybe because they always signified a return to spring after cold winters. In any case, lucky you! Enjoy them

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