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First daffodils have blossomed. Good ol’ Rijnveld’s Early Sensation I expected, but the ones by the Juneberry surprised me.

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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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Karen's Garden Tips April 8, 2009, 4:10 am

Rijnveld’s Early Sensation are a great daffodil. I interplant them with Carlton so have a show of yellow dafs for almost two months.

Karen’s Garden Tips’s last blog post..Plant Profile: Daffodil ‘Thalia’ (Narcissus triandrus ‘Thalia’)

Gwendolyn April 7, 2009, 10:24 am

I’m weeks away from Daffodils, but I am happy for the crocuses and snowdrops!

Gwendolyn’s last blog post..Signs of Spring– even in the snow

garden irrigation April 7, 2009, 8:47 am

I spent the weekend in the western lakes and I could not believe the amount of daffs I saw, they were everywhere and seemed even more vibrant this year.

Kathy Purdy April 6, 2009, 9:38 pm

That’s what I thought. Strange, because it doesn’t seem like it’s been particularly warm.

kerri April 6, 2009, 9:18 pm

Kathy, I have a few daff blooms about to open too. I think they’re about a week earlier than last year.

kerri’s last blog post..Colorful Crocuses!