The daffodils have been blooming at Linderhof for about a week. We love these gay harbingers of spring. So much so that every fall for the 20 autumns that we've lived here we've planted bulbs. Some years more than others. Some years pricey bulbs from a bulb catalogue while other years big bags of Mt. Hood, although common a favorite.
We don't like to strip the garden so we make sure that there are enough blooms for inside as well as out.
We always like a bouquet of flowers on the breakfast room table and from these first daffodils through the mums of fall, there is always something from the garden in one of the small vases that we've collected for these bouquets.
The forecast for the prairie this weekend is snow -- my poor daffodils may awaken tomorrow to find themselves covered with a blanket of snow!