Following an especially hard winter, Hawk Hill is now awash in daffodils. There are so many varieties of daffodils at Hawk Hill that on a good year, like this one, when conditions have been ideal, we get to enjoy them for the better part of a month!

This year I’m enjoying varieties I planted several years ago but had not yet seen bloom as well as varieties I didn’t even know I had, coming up in places I didn’t even know daffodils were planted!  In the back of the property, around the ruins of a crumbled old homestead, an ocean of generations-old king-alfred style daffodils faithfully come up every spring and provide hundreds of blooms for me to cut and carry inside.

I’ve taken so many daffodil photos this year I wanted to take a few minutes and share the season:

A bouquet of naturalized daffodils cut from around an old homestead

A bouquet of naturalized daffodils cut from around an old homestead

 

Double Daffodils; Rose of May (white) and Dick Wilden (yellow) varieties.
Double Daffodils; Rose of May (white) and Dick Wilden (yellow) varieties.

 

A Cheerful vase of King Alfred type daffoldils in my studio while I watercolor

 

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Tahiti Daffodil
Tahiti Daffodil

 

This Palmares Daffodil isn’t nearly as pink in hue as advertised by the company, but still an appreciated addition to my daffodil collection:
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I had enough white and pink double daffodils for nearly two weeks of this beautiful handful of flowers in my kitchen:

Bouquet of White Double Daffodils.

 

I think the while double daffodils are my favorite, they look like roses or peonies but arrive so much sooner! blog_hh_4.14_786

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