Well, I thought yesterday it was about here for sure… but today is cool again. This picture is one of my “double daffodils” already blooming.
I grew up knowing them as jonquils – but in doing a bit of research it looks like I probably have a mixture, the above one being a Van Sion daffodil.
Now, bear in mind – I am NOT a gardener. My grandmother, my mother and my daughter all fall into that category – me, you’d be surprised how quickly I can kill something green.
However, all these lovely daffodils & jonquils came from my grandmother’s (long gone) flower gardens and since they’re really pretty hardy I can enjoy them early spring.
They don’t even care if there are limbs and leaves on top of them because the human hasn’t cleaned up the yard.
There are other adorable tiny flowers that are growing already. I had no idea what they were but stumbled on a facebook post that talked about them (a mint used as a folk remedy – “Purple dead Nettle” or Lamium purpureum – quite a name. The picture online looks much better than mine, but they’re definitely the same flowers. This picture is from my yard.
This picture is from the Rural Sprout page describing them.
One of my favorites that is quite hardy isn’t blooming yet (older picture) but has been around forever and I’m confident it’ll be back. The plain ole wild violet.
Maybe one reason I like them so much is they have such great memories attached for me. I have a little “violet vase” that my grandmother used to keep on her kitchen table. It is the perfect size for a bouquet of these adorable flowers.
#1 son doesn’t like the violets. He says they’re weeds that choke out the grass. But, who needs grass when you have the adorable violets?!