Tuesday, April 3, 2012

D - Daffodils

Victoria grows great daffodils.  They're in everyone's garden, even people who don't plant gardens, because in this climate the bulbs naturalize and spread.    So the daffodils that people planted years ago still pop up in the garden.  Here's what Beacon Hill Park looks like right now.

The meadow is a mass of bobbing yellow heads.  These are the naturalized ones, clear yellow with long stems and trumpets.

Of course there are more specialized bulbs like these ones with some contrasting cream and orange colours.  They're very nice but don't spread like the old fashioned kind.

But no matter what the type, the daffodil is a cheery sign of spring around here.


  1. Beautiful daffodils in all shapes and sizes! I have a soft spot for number four with the orange trumpet!
    Have a beautiful day!

  2. There is nothing that says spring like a hillside covered in daffodils.
    I noticed that one of ours has just opened. I couldn't believe it...I
    ve been waiting so long, it seems.

  3. LOVE your photographs. Stopping by from the A-Z challenge and happy to be a new follower.

  4. The picture of the meadow puts me in mind of the Wordsworth poem, "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud." How I love daffodils!

  5. Oh to be on the other side of the country right now away form the snow... very pretty daffodils (esp the white one with the orange)

    happy A to Z

  6. I just love daffodils and how they so prettily welcome spring.

    I hope you are enjoying the Challenge!

    A to Z Challenge Host


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