Monday, June 15, 2015

DAFFODILS -- One of the First Signs of Spring

The 2015 arrangements started on March 30th.  Spring was a strange season here in zone 5a, and the plants were a little confused. First, we had drought conditions with no moisture from September until Christmas Day, with our first snowstorm of the year. Then we experienced more dry and unseasonably warm temperatures that signaled the plants to grow.  After that, some days of freezing temperatures nipped many of the perennials that had started to bud out and it affected their bloom.  I noticed the bulb flowers (hyacinths, tulips and daffodils) weren't as tall or strong-stemmed--some didn't even leaf out.

This arrangement of daffodils had 15 different types--large and small cupped, pinks, yellows, whites, shrimp-colored ones, laced perianths, reverse colored, bi-colored and doubles.

Susanne Holland Spicker Mother, Grandmother, Homemaker, Gardener, Teacher, Photographer

Passion is defined as the love of, or the object(s) of affection and emotion. I am passionate about family, friends, flowers, food, photography and fabulous music! This blog is dedicated to those loves.

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