Smith County Master Gardener
This little daffodil is one, if not, my very favorite . It pops up from its beautiful silvery green foliage (a treat in itself) and wows you with its big yellow trumpet. I say big, which is relative, but it is much larger than the little Campernelles, which are also blooming now. The little trumpet is about 2 inches long. Look at how the petals look as if the wind is blowing them forward. There was no wind the day I took this picture, this is the way they grow. Isn't it lovely?
Whether you can find these beauties on the market, I couldn't say. Watch for them while driving around the countryside. You see them quite often blooming vali-antly around old house places. We do not have them in our gardens that I know of. This picture was taken in my yard. I just wanted to share it with all lovers of early spring beauties of the daffodil kind.
Just a hint for those of you who love to bring daffodils, jonquils or any other narcissus into your home — take a lighter out with you and sear the stems for a second or two. The blooms will last much longer.