Dancing with the Daffodils

This post celebrates the daffodils we’ve seen during our amazing spring. I’ve drip-fed you an occasional daffodil photo but most have been kept for this post. Its been very windy and rainy here over the last couple of days so I’m keen to share some more YELLOW! And who doesn’t like daffodils? I trust you’ll enjoy these πŸ™‚

We were at Maple Glen on 15 September (afternoon) and the Gore photos were taken on various days during September. All photos taken by Liz and Nigel


Daffodils At Maple Glen, Southland, New Zealand

The Davisons at Maple Glen Gardens have planted extensive areas in daffodils and I love that the different kinds are mixed up, lots of different colours and forms to admire!

You’ll recognise the little pink cherry blossom tree in this first photo as the one featured at the beginning of my recent postΒ  Cherry Blossom at Maple Glen

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Daffodils in Gore

and a spring window display


Text by Liz, Photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)

18 thoughts on “Dancing with the Daffodils

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  1. Beautiful images, Liz! Daffodils are always a treat to see, and these mass plantings are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Great dancing shoes in your last image, with the yellow gingham dress–very spring!!

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    1. Thanks Ellen! I took a liking to the shoes so Nigel took a photo of them for me. When putting the post together it occurred to me that the spring dress and shoes might look nice with the spring flowers πŸ™‚

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  2. Fascinating variation in the colors of all of the different daffodils, Liz, though I must say that my favorites tend to be the single-color “traditional” daffodils, especially when planted in clumps that create huge bursts of color.

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    1. I had to delay my reply while I thought a while. I’ve always liked the traditional golden daffodils for sure. Down south here I’ve become used to seeing many different varieties. In the old days a gold miner turned brewer planted heaps of different daffodils on a 25-acre area around his brewery. They were imported from Holland and elsewhere starting in 1895 and his son carried it on. The brewery closed in 1923 but the daffodils survived. Many of the varieties present are now rare, and they’ve also cross-pollinated so there’s an amazing display. I’ve visited in the past but the site ended up closing. Thanks to your comment, I’ve just found they’ve re-opened for the season on Fri, Sat, Sun each week! We’ll have to see if we can make time to visit and take photos for this blog πŸ™‚

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