Witness daffodil*?


Darned sneaky spider!

I have it on good authority that this daffodil coloration was fashionable the mid-twentieth century. (Came with the house, so that makes sense.)

* You’ve heard of witness (bearing) trees? Not the same at all….


  1. kayak woman says:

    note to self: go out in the yard after work and see if there are *any* crocuses coming up.

  2. Pooh says:

    What are the fashionable colors now? That’s pretty extraordinary to think that the original bulb to this year’s daffodil might have been planted 5-6 DECADES ago!
    “The flowers that bloom in the spring, tra-la, have nothing to with the thing, tra-la…”

    Re the witness tree article, I think we used data from the Hubbard Brook LTER project in 1975, when I was part of a collaborative learning project that covered two semesters. We looked at using forest ecosystems as a tertiary water treatment solution. I ran across my copy of the research paper last year or so, and was tickled to read it again.

  3. Sammy says:

    I see whiter outer petals, more exotic shades for the inner cone (whatever it’s called) in newer bulbs.

    Love the longitudinal philosophy behind the LTERs.

  4. kayak woman says:

    I just remembered that I did a school project a couple years ago in a graphic design class — “experimental” web design — in which I had to design a daffodil site.

    I was amazed at how many types of daffodils there are and the range of styles and colors. I’ll have to post the [fake] site again.