Daffodil Portrait

 

Long time readers of this blog will remember that I love daffodils.  Every year at the peak of the season I like to gather them up and force them to pose for a portrait.  My idea being, that in the fall when I think of buying more daffodil bulbs, I will refer back to these portraits and NOT BUY the same old same old.  Of course I forget to refer back.  But I really do try not to buy the same old ones each time.  Although I do think that when I buy new bulbs the containers have been mixed up and many times I end up with the same old ones that I already have. 

Here is this year’s group.

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When we visited Amsterdam I did make an effort to go to the famous flower market and buy some daffodil bulbs there.  I was not impressed by the selection.  Honestly, I had a better selection in the US.  I was after these.

 

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Which have a delicate pink/yellow center.  These are the ones that I planted at John and Richard’s house (the first place where we lived).

 

And here is this year’s special crop from Amsterdam

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Hanging out with their friends the asparagus ferns and the hydrangeas. 

 

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Not the rose turning to gold center that I was hoping for.  Still pretty.

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Okay, that’s the end of daffodils for this year.

 

Not quiet, 

 

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This one popped up.  Now, I’m happier with this year’s crop.

 

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