Yesterday we had a record high for the day, 79 degrees! Our normal high is 54 this time of year. It was sunny and beautiful. We have had a lot of rain, making the ground too mucky to do much gardening. However, my brother-in-law sent us home from Maryville last weekend with a huge cat litter bucket of daffodils he dug from an area of their yard where he wants to install a garden railroad. He keeps digging out daffodils and they breath, "At last, some room to spread out!" So he has pulled out buckets and buckets. With the warm weather, I managed to set out all of the daffodils. I already have a good many naturalized throughout our yard (all in full bloom right now), but I can always manage to find room for more!
They all look pretty much like the picture below -- kind of limp. But by next spring they should be fine.
While I was scouting out spots for the new daffodils, I found this little beauty:
It's growing right next to the driveway. At first I thought it must be a crocus. I have no idea where it came from and it seems to have popped up from nowhere. Then I looked closer.
It looks to be some kind of miniature iris. This is way too early for any irises to be blooming, though.
I think it is just amazing.
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