Miniature Daffodil - Rip Van Winkle

 Rip Van Winkle miniature daffodils.
Daffodils and Muscari

Who is the sensible gardener who plants little pockets of miniature daffodils right on the edges of borders, where they can be easily seen? Me, of course, not always known for finding sensible locations for my plants.

I Understand Small

I'm good with numbers, and of course I can read measurements on plant labels, but the implications of any larger dimensions don't sink in. Tiny treasures like daffodils, on the other hand, don't ever have me fooled. I understand 'small'.

I want to enjoy small flowers without having to lunge into a garden's interior, or pull back overhanging greenery. Spring miniatures are particularly exciting and appealing. After the somewhat drab gardenscape of winter, it seems right to start the inevitable flowering surge with little things.

 Spiky in the sun.
Rip Van Winkle Daffodils

My latest miniature daffodil is splendidly enjoyable. He's Rip Van Winkle, a personality daffodil with bright yellow punk hair, awake to catch the early morning spring sun on the edge of the Stables Garden. By happy accident he shines yellow in a bed of blue Muscari - a tried and trusted colour combination, so beautiful in the spring garden.