Daffodil Surprises and Permanent Periwinkle
Just in the past couple of days, the bulbs that I planted a couple of years ago (which have produced lots of green foliage but never bloomed) have started blooming! I'm thrilled to say the least! Except I thought they were narcissus or paperwhites. Turns out... they're daffodils!
For the first time, I have a pretty little row of daffodils going down the walk in the front garden. The yellow blooms look so sunny against the backdrop of the blue and pink hyacinths. I normally don't get to enjoy daffodils in the spring like everyone else because the only ones I thought I had in my garden are in a sheltered area that causes them to bloom either on or just after Christmas. March is daffodil month around here, and I always felt a bit sad that mine had already come and gone months before. With March only a few days away, it's nice to have daffodils that are on schedule finally. So I don't mind that they aren't paperwhites.
One flower that is always on schedule in our garden is the lovely periwinkle (or vinca major). This vinca has been in the garden since we moved in and is almost impossible to kill. By May, it can be pretty invasive if I don't get tough with it. But right as we move out of winter, the cold has put the vinca back in control, and we are friends. I love the blue star blossoms it produces every spring... which is why I don't wage complete war on it in May and just remove it. I'm a softy.
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