I'm not sure the spring bulbs have ever been as spectacular as they are this year!
However, in all honesty, I do say that most every year.
I've looked back at pictures from previous years, and the blooms do seem to be larger and on taller stems.
Unc spread ashes from the fireplace on many of the bulb naturalized plantings last November or December, and I think it made a nice difference.
Usually we buy commercial fertilizer to scatter on them in late October or November or early December, and again after the green foliage has died down in the late spring, early summer.
The four pink varieties we have MAY be my favorite, but then ever different variety I look at becomes my favorite. I will NEVER grow tired of the very fragrant heirloom varieties, especially the one in the fourth picture. That is the east meadow in front of the house.
We have been naturalizing bulbs and planting new varieties and dividing and spreading big clumps of daffodils every year for all of my 47 years!
I hope to continue doing that for the rest of my life. It must be quite a sight from the air because we are having helicopters slow down and fly low over the house, yard and meadows around the house.
Here are some very early narcissus that bloomed in time for Christmas. I had shared these pictures on Facebook, but had not blogged them yet.
I'm not sure why we had this Christmas gift of unexpected blooms because we have had plenty of cold weather this winter. The gift of these very early fragrant blossoms were most appreciated, nonetheless!
More photos of spring flowers to share with you, but this is enough for today!