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Joan’s double-duty daffodils in New York

Photo/Illustration: All photos courtesy of Joan Holland

Happy monday, GPODers! Today’s photos are from Joan Holland. She says, “Hi everyone! My garden is located in western New York state just west of the city of Rochester and about ten miles south of Lake Ontario, in Zone 6.

“The daffodils grow in my back woodland garden, where my property slopes down to a large creek that flows past our house and eventually into the lake. I love to force daffodils indoors over the long winter, and then in the spring I plant them out in the woodland where they bloom again after a couple of years. Over more than 20 years, that’s a lot of daffodils!

“The red and gold primroses were growing here when my husband and I moved in, and they are tough as nails, and very bright and cheery.”

So nice, Joan! We’re at the peak of daffodils here in Connecticut, and it’s wonderful! Be sure to send us photos of your garden later in the season, too.

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  1. tractor1 04/28/2014

    In upstate New York daffodils are the bellweather that spring has finally arrived. Joan, I love your wooded creek highlighted by daffodils and can imagine lots more plants awakening shortly. Your primrose looks fine paired with what appears to be muhgo pine. Thank you, Joan, and send more photos.

  2. tractor1 04/28/2014

    Sorry, it's "bellwether".

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    meander_michaele 04/28/2014

    Now it's my turn to have daffodil envy since mine are all over and done with except for the foliage ripening. Joan, your numerous clumps of woodland daffs are delightful. Your strategy of enjoying the forced indoor blooms in the winter and then replanting the bulbs outdoors for years of visual pleasure is obviously very effective. The little red and gold primroses are adorable and quite the plucky survivors...good for them!

  4. wGardens 04/28/2014

    Lovely! I am certainly envious of your creek... the daffodils are wonderful planted near it! I am lovin' it! Would like to see more photos as the seasons change. Thank you!

  5. wittyone 04/28/2014

    Daffodils are wonderful. So many different varieties, they multiply pretty quickly, and most important: deer leave them alone. I love those little primroses. I got one just like yours at a plant swap a long time ago and have divided and divided it and it's offspring so have a good many spread around here and there. They are so much nicer than the ones you usually see with the big humongous flowers nestled down in the leaves. And as you said they are very hardy and just keep coming back for more.

  6. Annek 04/28/2014

    Ahhh, it looks like a path I would love to walk along. The creek, the daffodils and SPRING! Love the photos and would love to see more.

  7. greengenes 04/29/2014

    A little late to respond, I know, but I just came inside to check my email. We had a sunny day so I tried to make the most of it.
    Well joan, I love your wooded areas. What a wonderful site to see the daffs blooming with the bare branches of the trees. It all speaks of things to come! Those little primroses are very special, too. Its great to have a large creek to cool off the soon coming sun. Its like I can smell the freshness of spring and the budding branches while looking at your property. A very peaceful looking spot to read a book in. Thanks for sharing!

  8. cwheat000 04/29/2014

    What a beautiful woodland setting, complete with real water feature! I have to find out what variety of primrose that is. I have noticed it growing by thetrain tracks in my town and admired it's beautiful colors and adaptability.

  9. PeonyFan 04/29/2014

    Thanks for sharing your daffodils, Joan. They are a sight for sore eyes. Few of our daffodils are even up yet, in this, our 2nd extremely late spring here in MN. Our daffodil society show is this weekend and I believe we are relying on "guest flowers" coming by air, from places like Missouri. The primroses are fabulous, too!

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