The very first daffodils to flower in the Moosey spring garden are the miniature yellow trumpets. I grow several clumps of these, sensibly placed (for once) right on the edge of the garden beds.
Miniature Daffodils in the Stables Garden
These wee charmers are actually quite small - they bloom about 20cm off the ground - and never flop or get blown over. Their strength-to-weight ratio is obviously correct, unlike some of the taller mass-produces hybrids.
2006 - Spring Lamb with Daffodils
This latest spring I took this charming photograph of our pet merino lamb Haru. What is it that we say about taking time to smell the roses? She seems rather interested in smelling the miniature daffodils, and luckily as yet has not tried to eat any. Lambs and daffodils - two symbols of spring in one picture!