Sunday, February 23, 2014

3 Narcissi

Single yellow bloom atop blue-green stems and blue-green leaves.
I should mention that my husband (the horticulture major) was clear that he would not have said "Narcissi," he would have said, "Narcissus."
Multiple miniature white blooms atop green stems with broader-leaved foliage.
"Is that even proper?" Yes, I looked it up.  Plural of this genus can be Narcissus, Narcissi, or Narcissuses.  And since my days in Latin class, I cannot bring myself to call multiples of anything something that ends with "us."  I am sorry, husband.  We certainly have our own ways about the garden, but I sincerely love how much knowledge and skill he has.  The man has multiple certifications in addition to a landscaping horticulture degree, and is an artist in his own right.
Multiple yellow miniature blooms atop more narrow, spindly stems and likewise foliage.
I have no idea what varieties these are, as they came with the house, but I really love seeing them each spring.  Our neighbor mowed them whenever he mowed his yard for the first year we were here, until I was able to clean up the bed and pay him a friendly "please stop mowing my bulbs" visit.  It really looked a mess with weeds before, in his defense.  If you happen to know any of these varieties, please do tell!

“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills 
When all at once I saw a crowd 
A host of golden daffodils 
Beside the lake beneath the trees 
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.” 
 William Wordsworth, I Wander'd Lonely as a Cloud


  1. Re the third picture, are they fragrant? They might be odorus Linnaeus:

  2. I love seeing the flowers come to life for you! We do not have ours yet. The greens have broken ground and are on their way up. I dot not have narcissississusses of my own thought. ;)