The early season daffodils are in full bloom this weekend. None are more vigorous than the "Tete-a-tete" narcissus lining the front of the Mudroom Flowerbed.
Flash forward five years and now those two clumps are overflowing and the poor Muscari are buried once again. Looks like its time to do some more digging and dividing this upcoming Summer.
In the front flowerbed, the "Jet Fire" daffodils have just opened. They come back reliably each year.
When the blooms are new, the orange trumpets are at their most distinct shade of orange. Over time, the orange fades and become harder to differentiate from the yellow petals.
Such a nice display.
I am most excited this year to see this nice little group of "Snipe" narcissus. Last year I dug up this variety from its old home, underneath the creeping succulent plants. There were 4 bulbs at that time. I accidentally stabbed one in half with my trowel. That left three bulbs to plant in the new spot. Two came up last spring and only one bloomed. This year, two of the bulbs have expanded. One has 2 blooms the other has 3. The third bulb has also sent up some foliage this year, so there is still hope that it will gain strength and bloom next year.
I love their long, yellow trumpets and thin white petals that reflex back toward the stem. So much drama on such a petite bulb.
Glowing in the afternoon sunshine.