April is quite a yellow month, isn’t it? I mean, there’s the forsythia, the witch hazel, the daffodils. If that weren’t enough we can now get our azaleas in shades of orange-yellow. And don’t forget that drop-dead beautiful magnolia ‘Yellow Bird.’ (I want.)

You know what? I don’t care. After seeing brown, brown, brown all winter long, I like a nice, bright yellow.

Bring it on.  In fact, let’s do some masses of yellow.

Harry and I have been slowly adding to our daffodil collection. We started near the house by the driveway. Last fall we planted a grouping about a quarter mile up the driveway—a sunny little patch to greet visitors.

I even added a few crocuses and muscari in the mix to see how the deer would like them. They didn’t.

Next fall we’ll add even more yellow. For another yellow April.


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  • Barbee' says:

    I love the color yellow; it is so cheerful. And, yes, that is just what I need after the long winter. Your plantings are so pretty! What a lovely welcome “mat”. I would be delighted if I turned into your driveway.

  • Layanee says:

    I get tired of yellow but it shows up well at 50 mph and it is a happy color. So what is that weird apricot centered daff in the last picture. Looks quite erotic.

    • Robin Ripley says:

      I have no idea, Layanee. I tend to buy daffodil bulb mixes, so no names stick in my head. There are a couple of other sharp looking and unusual daffs. I need to get out to get a photo of them before they die back, but it’s too cold and rainy right now. I’m a wimp.

  • Frances says:

    I love seeing yellow in the spring, such a bright and cheerful color, like the sunshine. Your little helper is too cute! :-)

  • Gail says:

    It’s a very lovely yellow, too, after months of brown! I would be ever so glad to send you a bit of Hedge if you need more yellow~ALthough, he’s all green now! Your puppies are so cute…How are the other girls? gail

  • Carol says:

    Yellow is good in the spring! It’s cheerful and bright and… hey, wait… no chicken pictures? Where are the chickens?

  • Fawne says:

    Daffodils have always been a favorite of mine and your are beautiful. I see daffs now come in pink, but it just doesn’t look right to me, besides yellow goes with any other color.

  • It seems no other color stands out as well under the gray April skies. You can’t go wrong with daffodils & you can never have too many.
    To sort of answer Layanee’s question, that one daffodil is a split corona type, probably ‘Palmares’.

  • Harold says:

    And then you can prolong it with white and yellow tulips and species roses. Before shading into the pinks and roses of June …

    Ah, yellow. The color of emperors.

  • nellie says:

    I’m so glad to see spring that it doesn’t matter that it means much work weeding and digging and mowing. You have a nice variety of daffodils.

  • I do love a good yellow. Of course, for us the daffodils are March flowers, but I love seeing yours again. Lovely pic of your pup.~~Dee

  • I can only wish April was a yellow month in our part of the world, typically we are still covered in snow and anxiously awaiting the arrival of May. Unfortunately this year nature has played a cruel trick on us , giving us a couple of warm weeks at the end of May to plant, only to have the temperature plummet in June ( today it snowed just 120 km form our home).

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