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!
Now, the digging and dividing of perennials, the general autumn cleanup and the planting of spring bulbs are all an act of faith. One carries on before the altar of delayed gratification, until the ground freezes and you can’t do any more other than refill the bird feeder and gaze through the window, waiting for the snow. . . . Meanwhile, it helps to think of yourself as a pear tree or a tulip. You will blossom spectacularly in the spring, but only after the required period of chilling.
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