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Gardening in the Rainy Zone.
Abundance of Daffodils
In between intermittent snow showers, I went outside to photograph the daffodils in my garden. I needed something to remind me that it is one month into spring season. Nothing says spring like Narcissus 'Mon Cheri' with its exceptional, frilly, apricot-pink cups set off by white petals.
Last fall, I planted 50 bulbs in a shallow container and perched it on a pedestal. It sits by my front door, greeting everyone with its cheery blossoms. Some of the plants ended up horizontal, with the rain, sleet, snow, and hail that fell from the sky in the last few days.
This spring is one for the record books; however, the daffodils keep me grounded in the knowledge that this too shall pass. Garden season will be here soon enough and in full force, and I can quit whining about the inclement weather. Once the climate changes into t-shirt weather, I will move on to complaining that it is too hot—as typical Northwesterners often do.
by Debbie Teashon