Pretty Little Daffodils

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My friend Barry is growing these sweet and simple daffodils (Narcissus cantabricus) in his greenhouse and they’re currently in bloom.

I enjoy daffodils in a general way, much like I enjoy most flowers. However, I tend to be underwhelmed by their arrival as they come late when spring has already been around for a spell.

So over it.

It’s typically the early bloomers like snowdrops and crocus that perhaps get more hype from me than they’re worth since they are some of the first flowers to make an appearance. By the end of winter I am so gleefully giddy to see that spot of colour peering out from underneath the melting snow, I could throw myself onto the ground and cry with thankfulness.

We’re going to make it out ALIVE!

That grateful enthusiasm is a bit how I feel about these minute greenhouse daffodils. And they’re cuter than the big fluted type to boot.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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6 thoughts on “Pretty Little Daffodils

  1. They’re like white versions of Narcissus bulbocodium var. conspicuus ‘Golden Bells’. Love them!

    I’m with ya on the excessive joy at seeing ANYTHING popping out of the ground in spring! HAS to be soon, right?

  2. They do look like the mini yellow’s that Kylee mentions. Generally I don’t get the ‘get me out of here’ feeling in the winter, but because we are now under 2 feet of snow and can barely get out the door, I’ll be thrilled to see anything resembling these!

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