It seems in my muddled state of illness, I missed my one-year anniversary in the realm of garden blogs. Technically it was Monday, but I'd had it in my head that it was the 28th. Maybe that's when I joined Blotanical, a very handy site comprised of garden blogs around the world. Looking back at my first post, which was just a video, I can see the daffodils were well on their way already. This proves we're a bit behind ourselves this season.
Perhaps my garden knew I had missed the special occasion, and so chose to wait until I could fully enjoy a token of its appreciation. That long awaited and much documented daffodil has opened to reveal a soft buttery bloom. Out front the daffodils aren't quite as open as they were last year. There's also a few more trees in the landscape, small tree, but trees. It will be nice to have a reference point from now on. It's often enjoyable to check back and see what did or didn't work. Looking at this day last year, I can already tell the parking strip clearly needs more attention. I had just finished sprucing that area up. But looking at it now, I haven't done much to help it out. Hmmm, maybe Karen at Greenwalks can offer a few suggestions?
In another corner of the garden, the potted tulips are starting to develop buds. These are ahead of the tulip bulbs I planted last year, which right now are just leaves. This reminds me that the annual Skagit Valley Tulip Festival is coming up. I see a road trip in the family's future.