The roller coaster weather of early spring doesn’t bother daffodils much. A hard freeze burns the leaf tips of paperwhites, but most daffodils are much hardier and show no ill effects at all. A little bit of warm weather brings them up and out, and any cool temperatures just keep them fresh longer.
I’ve grown partial to the pink-cupped daffies in recent years. They are not very pink actually, but shades of peach and coral. They flower a little later than most of the shocking yellow ones, toning down the garden’s color palette just as the azaleas begin to turn it up again.
From top to bottom: Narcissus ‘Pink Charm’, Narcissus ‘Salome’, Narcissus ‘Delnashaugh’
Snowdrops (Galanthus elwesii) have been blooming in my garden since the earliest days of December, but only one or two at a time. Now they’re showing up bouquet style, a perfect gift from this beautiful day.
You’re looking down the throat of an amaryllis with me. This one is called Merry Christmas, but even though I potted it in early October, it didn’t bloom until now. I would rename it Happy Valentine’s Day, but no one’s asked me.
An amaryllis is welcome whenever it blooms, though, and intense red is a nice jolt of energy on a cold and windy winter morning.