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Quest for the first daffodil. Do you have it?

Posted Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at 8:49 AM

the 'Daffys' are up with bulging heads but no real flower yet. Anyone have one?

I had yellow showing through on one but PITA decided it needed incubation so she laid on it. I can't count a smushed flower head as a true flower, so...who has them?


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my daffodils were in full bloom saturday. unfortunately i didnt get home before dark any day last week, so i am not sure when they were first opening.

-- Posted by lazarus on Tue, Feb 22, 2011, at 8:59 AM

Mine were in full bloom thursday February 17

-- Posted by RGeneW on Tue, Feb 22, 2011, at 9:21 AM

I found my first one open behind the well house, the same day my brother reported waking up to 11 inches of fresh snow....... They say variety is the spice of life, this countries weather sure can be spicy.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Tue, Feb 22, 2011, at 9:58 AM

Mine are in bloom too. They started coming up last week, and were in bloom by Friday.

-- Posted by cherylrichardson on Tue, Feb 22, 2011, at 10:37 AM

Seeing them poking up through the snow can really warm you up when you need it most. What was the date on that snow?

I would guess all of you folk's daffodils are Southern facing, maybe protected in a micro climate?

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Feb 22, 2011, at 10:44 AM

I saw mine Friday afternoon... got a pic posted on facebook yesterday

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Tue, Feb 22, 2011, at 11:28 AM

Boy, I am starting to get envious. We STILL do not have our first one. Of course we are in the high elevations of Bedford County. (well sort of high)

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Feb 22, 2011, at 4:11 PM

Steve the snow was Sunday night, in Michigan.

-- Posted by wonderwhy on Tue, Feb 22, 2011, at 4:29 PM

Ahah! You have those hearty Daffs. I have a brother in New Jersey who grows over 100 varieties, but I don't think he has seen any yet. I don't know how much snow is left on the ground but they might hae to grow tall for him to see them.

I need to check.

-- Posted by stevemills on Wed, Feb 23, 2011, at 7:33 AM

My are up and looking pretty. I think even my doubles will bloom pretty this year.

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Wed, Feb 23, 2011, at 8:49 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.