It seems we’re going to enjoy spring in February this year thanks to the strangely warm weather we’ve been having all month.
Last week, I had the pleasure of watching one of the daffodils in my garden open (almost) before my very eyes.
The daffodils are one of the mysterious plants growing in our backyard currently. It’s not so much that daffodils are an unusual plant…they’re actually quite common in the Carolinas. The reason these plants are so mysterious is because the previous homeowner planted many perennial flowers and other plants around the house and hubby and I are clueless about plants. As we’ve lived in this house for the last year plus, we’re often surprised by what will pop up out of the ground from time to time. The daffodils are one of my favorites because they remind me of home. And when I say “home”, I mean the homes I grew up in. Though we moved around quite a bit, my family often had daffodils in the yard. They are a sentimental flower for me.
I think I’ve mentioned before…my dad is quite the gardener. He loves plants, nature, and just being outdoors. He’s subscribed to countless magazines and read (probably) thousands of books on the subjects. He is a wealth of plant knowledge. Ahh…if only I had paid more attention to his talks on plants.
I went out to the yard last week to observe the daffodils poking out of the ground and found a bud or two that seemed to be on the verge of opening. I figured they’d take a day or two to open up…
…so imagine my surprise later to go outside and find this.
A gorgeous, fully opened flower.
I have so much to learn about flowers and plants. As a homeowner, I feel like I should know more. As the daughter of an avid gardener and plant lover (and one who read books and books and was himself quite the encyclopedia of plant knowledge), I really want to.