Wednesday, May 21, 2014

5-21-14


Most of the daffodils in the area are getting ready to be done for the year...
but oh! how beautiful they have been.

This coming fall; I hope to have made large beds all around the perimeter of my house
so that I can plant some bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, and grape hyacinths in them.
Won't that be awesome?

According to one website:

THE MEANING & SYMBOLISM OF
NARCISSUS / DAFFODIL

Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, the daffodil is virtually synonymous with spring. Though their botanic name is narcissus, daffodils are sometimes called jonquils, and in England, because of their long association with Lent, they’re known as the “Lent Lily.” Lore connecting the daffodil to not only a sign of winter’s end but a lucky emblem of future prosperity is found throughout the world. In Wales, it’s said if you spot the first daffodil of the season, your next 12 months will be filled with wealth, and Chinese legend has it that if a daffodil bulb is forced to bloom during the New Year, it will bring good luck to your home.
The March birth flower and the 10th wedding anniversary flower, a gift of daffodils is said to ensure happiness. But always remember to present daffodils in a bunch – the same legends that associate this cheerful flower with good fortune warn us that when given as a single bloom, a daffodil can foretell misfortune.





I've found a couple websites that offer planting info and such:
here
and here
and of course, this site from the American Daffodil Society