My sizable group of “Obdam” double daffs bloomed better than ever this spring, with minimal bud blast. And then, like every spring, they promptly dipped their little heads right into the mud. As is the case with many doubles, the stems are not nearly strong enough to hold the full, fluffy flower heads. Which is fine. Given the weather we’re having, I’m not eager to stand outside and admire them anyway.
However, they look fabulous in a long, thin-necked vase; you need at least 5 to get the look. I now have these all over the house, even at work. Like many gardeners, I’m not wild about cutting any flowers, but this is a case where it’s cut them or pull them all up. Of course they look best on a table, flanked by glasses of white wine.
Spring flowers can be pretty sad. The red tulips people have up and down the street look like torn rags after the last week of wind and drizzle. Even with my late-bloomers, I sometimes have to tie the circular groups. That’s spring for you.