From the tiny Tete e Tete to the gigantic yellow trumpets … I have always loved daffodils. They scream spring!!
Daffodils are perennial, increase eagerly and are wonderfully deer and rodent proof.
Four years ago they became even more important to me. We lost a beloved family member on March 19, just as the daffodils were blooming. Uncle Tony (Mr. G’s brother) heroically battled cancer for 20 years. At 49 years of age, it was much too early to lose him. Uncle Tony was a rare and special person … extremely creative, rock solid in his faith, a lover of people, a gardener AND a lover of spring & daffodils.
In the fall of that year, I individually wrapped hundreds of daffodils in burlap, tied them with a jute bow and gave them away to anyone who wanted to plant daffodils in Tony’s memory and so many did!
Each year people give me reports on Tony’s daffodils and I know he is remembered.
He was just too special to forget.
Here are a couple of favorite family pictures….
So many of our family memories are tied to plants and gardening. Here are a couple of other posts about family members and gardens…
Do you have plants that hold special memories for you?