16/15: early signs of spring

the first daffodil of 2015

Once again I am astounded that a couple of daffodils opened their petals just after my birthday on July 1st. I was just as surprised in 2012, 185/366: the daffodil tradition, at their early appearance, though in that year I couldn’t find the blue vase. Read the above underlined link for the significance of the missing blue vase.

Fortunately, we found said blue vase in 2013, so we were able to continue the tradition of 32/366: dad’s daffodils.

This year, 2015, they took pride of place on top of the crystal cabinet that I received from my generous husband on my birthday.

the daffodil tradition continues

 

 

15/14: the first nerine for 2014

My experiment worked! In the same bed as I planted daffodil bulbs, I put some nerine bulbs, thinking that since daffodils are spring-flowering and nerines are autumn-flowering, they might co-exist and provide colour in the garden twice a year.

I love bulbs poking their little heads through and coming up on their stalks to then reveal their true beauty as they come into bloom.

the first nerine for 2014

nerine 2014

The same area in spring looked like this:

a host of golden daffodils

From the golden yellow of the daffodil we now have the contrasting hot pink of the nerine.