Daffodils flower not long after the starflowers

Winterthur, Delaware at this time of year

 

 

Starflowers (Ipheon) are still in bloom underneath a crabapple cultivar when daffodils begin to bloom in their circles on a slope in the park.

 

 

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The daffodils may persist through the early stage of the blossom of that crabapple cultivar 

 

 

 

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which stands behind the bent knees of a great stand of Sargent crab apple. 

 

You walk out into the park past fragrant lilac bushes

 

 

Lilac and azalea, Winterthur, May 2013

 

making sure to pass through a dark stand of gold thread false cypress, their interconnected trunks stabbing the ground 

 

 

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the better to enjoy the circular green-gold-white light of the beds of daffodils in the park.

 

 

 

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Winterthur Daffodils 2 April 2009

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Interspersed are photos from a Philadelphia Flower Show of I don’t recall which year.

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