First Daffodils of the Year

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Ah, just what I’ve been waiting for. Doug Welch has posted a picture of his first daffodils for this year. But I’d like to know where our Texas gardeners are. Usually by now Zanthan Gardens has narcissus up. I know I have just about swooned over her photos of narcissus in past years. So good to see these flowers that convey the essence of spring on so many levels while the snow is drifted high outside. It helps one hang on until Spring arrives on one’s own doorstep, about the time Texans are harvesting their first tomatoes!

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Kathy Purdy is a colchicum evangelist, converting unsuspecting gardeners into colchicophiles. She would be delighted to speak to your group about colchicums or other gardening topics. Kathy’s been writing since 4th grade, gardening since high school, and blogging since 2002.

In the end, this may be the most important thing about frost: Frost slows us down. In spring, it tempers our eagerness. In fall, it brings closure and rest. In our gotta-go world–where every nanosecond seems to count–slowness can be a great gift. So rather than see Jack Frost as an adversary, you could choose to greet him as a friend.

~Philip Harnden in A Gardener’s Guide to Frost: Outwit the Weather and Extend the Spring and Fall Seasons

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