greentapestry : IAVOM ~ Daffodowndilly

Monday, 23 March 2020

IAVOM ~ Daffodowndilly


She wore her yellow sun-bonnet
She wore her greenest gown;
She turned to the south wind
And curtsied up and down.
She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbour:
Winter is dead"

It's a quick pick and plonk for my contribution for this week's 'In A Vase On Monday' - all daffies reflecting the beautiful spring sunshine and warmth we have enjoyed over the last couple of days. It has certainly proved most welcome in these troubled times. In my vase are 'Tête- à -Tête', my all time favourite 'Thalia', 'Jenny' and new to me this year the little 'Snow Baby'. 

My vase is standing on its regular outdoor perch of a perimeter wall. Some feet below the wall runs a surface water stream. Over the years I have been guerilla gardening and lobbed some ''Tête- à -Tête' bulbs over the wall. This is a glimpse of some of the resulting clumps that have sprung up. They have not been covered with compost but have gone on and done the business regardless. The white daffodils were there when we came along with clumps of snowdrops. Their colour and shape are very reminiscent of 'Thalia'.

With thanks as always to dear blogging friend Cathy over at 'Rambling In The Garden' for so kindly inviting us to share our vases each Monday. I hope that you all manage to see some sunshine this week.


  1. Love the idea of guerilla gardening and I'm impressed that they grew so well. That gives all sorts of ideas. I do like the subtle white ones.

  2. I appreciate the little poem offered to accompany your cheerful bouquet, Anna. Like Alison, I'm surprised that your tossed bulbs have done so well - I wish my climate was so cooperative!

  3. I like the thought of your guerilla gardening, Anna - and thank you for reminding me of the AA Milne poem, how I love them all! I do enjoy the white daffs, as I see you do - thanks for sharing all of yours today

  4. No flower is quite as beautiful as yellow daffodils in spring!
    Easter is coming - but going to be odd this year.

  5. Don’t daffodils have a wonderful perfume?

  6. That is a collection to cheer the soul. I find it amazing that there are such a variety and that with early mid and late season, one can admire these spring blooms over several weeks.

  7. Ilove the idea of guerilla gardening. I have Snow Baby too,isn't it a cutie?


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