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Tête-à-tête

It still is cold up here in the north. Last night we went down to -3 degrees Celsius and during the day we only have about 5 degrees.

I managed to come to the summer cottage for a long weekend. This is a good time for gardening though it is so cold that you end up spending half your time heating the cottage.

Tête-à-tête (Narcissus Tête-à-tête) is the first daffodil to bloom and the others have not yet started. It is a bit pity that during the winter we usually loose half of them because they are not the hardest ones.

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Wild Daffodil

We had few warm nights and it did wonders. Daffodils are starting to bloom and it is such a delight to walk outside.

Bought this daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) from Ikea more than a month ago but finally it decided to open its flowers.

Like the color it has. Such a bright colored variety.

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Mount Hood

Mount Hood

Yet another daffodil (Narcissus ‘Mount Hood’) started to bloom.

This variety is so similar to Snowboard that I have difficulties to tell them apart and most probably when I plant them to the summer cottage I do not know which one is which.

It does not really matter to me anyway. The main thing is that I can enjoy them blooming.

I guess I need to buy few more now than I have time and it seems to me that this year the selection of different varieties is wider than I have ever seen .

Mount Hood

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Snowboard

Snowboard

Daffodil Snowboard (Narcissussnowboard’) is starting to bloom.

It seems to be a very stern and steady variety. One I bought from a flower shop two weeks ago.

The color of the flowers is nice white and it will find its way to the summer cottage where I will replant it for the next spring.

Still have few daffodils that have not yet opened their flowers and I am waiting impatiently. Few weeks to go before the ones in the summer cottage are ready to start the season.

Snowboard

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Strike

Strike

I have been trying to find different varieties of daffodils to my balcony.

Daffodil (Narcissus ‘strike’) was a new acquaintance to me and I ended up buying it.

Not quite sure though if it is going to make it up here in the north. Could not find the hardiness rating for it.

Well, anyway I am going to enjoy its blooms while I can and next spring I will know how well does it cope with the coldness.

Strike
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Tete-a-tete

It has been a beautiful day up here in the north. The daffodils are starting to bloom and Tete-a-tetes are the first ones.

The others will follow soon and the buds are nearly ready to open. Though, there will be a change in the weather and we are expecting to have very cold days ahead with some snowfall.

Luckily daffodils are very hardy and cold weather just makes them bloom longer. I on the other hand am running around the garden trying to get as many things as possible done before the bad weather.

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Tete a Tete

It has been a beautiful day up here in the north. I am in the summer cottage and have been planting all day long.

Tete a Tetes have started to bloom and if it continues to be this warm other daffodils will follow soon.

Tete a Tetes are a bit too sensitive to cold and do not always make it up here. Luckily we had plenty of snow during the winter and it made all the difference.

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Daffodil

Enjoying the long Easter weekend and the beautiful weather we have. Days are now bright and full of light because of the snow cover and increasing day light time.

Have had time to take long walks and see friends. To cook good food and enjoy peaceful dinners.

Inside the Easter flowers are blooming. Daffodils are my favorites during this time of the year. Still more than a month before we can see any of them outside.

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