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Daffodils in the Front Meadow

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Turkey Tracks: May 6, 2022

Daffodils in the Front Meadow

I planted daffodils in the front meadow in the fall of 2004.

There is a drainage field below the rock wall which I suspects nourishes the daffodils. There are also day-lilies just below the wall as well. Both are thriving.

I can never get a picture that makes me feel like I have captured the glory of these daffodils, which have spent the last 18 years naturalizing and spreading.

Here’s a picture taken from the road and blown up a bit to isolate the daffodils.

They are so cheerful. And, many of the ones doing the best are the ”exotic” ones, so of which look like tiny peonies as they have so many fluffy petals.

I love our long, cool spring here in Maine. Spring can be such a tease in northern New England. But the grass is lush and green now, the trees are leafing out, and I’ll have to mow now some time over the weekend.

I found a smelly rotten egg concentrated mixture I’ll mix up and spray today or tomorrow. I hope it works to deter the deer and porcupine.

Written by louisaenright

May 6, 2022 at 9:39 am

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  1. I love daffodils, extremely. Here in Oklahoma, mine frequently freeze because they start blooming too early. Oh well……

    Laura Kate

    May 7, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    • Did I ever tell you my dad’s people are in Oklahoma? Many of the younger ones are scattered now, but that branch of the family pioneered Oklahoma way back in the day. Then my dad’s father and mother left the land and moved to Oklahoma City way back in the day. So my dad grew up there. And some of my cousins are still there. I spent time there growing up—visiting—and my parents both loved the Kiamichi mountains, and we spent some weeks there over several summers when I was a teenager.


      May 8, 2022 at 8:52 am

      • So you have experience with the extreme heat we have here. Thanks for sharing about your family roots.

        Laura Kate

        May 8, 2022 at 8:54 am

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