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Welcome! As "Annie in Austin" I blog about gardening in Austin, TX with occasional looks back at our former gardens in Illinois. My husband Philo & I also make videos - some use garden images as background for my original songs, some capture Austin events & sometimes we share videos of birds in our garden. Come talk about gardens, movies, music, genealogy and Austin at the Transplantable Rose and listen to my original songs on YouTube. For an overview read Three Gardens, Twenty Years. Unless noted, these words and photos are my copyrighted work.
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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

February Daffodils

The no-ID daffodil bulbs were planted in the parking strip by someone else, some other person who lived in this house - perhaps ten years ago or more. One or two flowers struggled up through the liriope edging each spring so when bulbs appeared during our Divas of the Dirt project in September 2009, I knew what they were. Annieinaustin, B4 parking stripWe turned that parched and ugly strip into a native-and adapted bed, taking out most of the liriope, adding penstemon, rosemary, Blackfoot Daisies, a tiny Texas Mountain Laurel, lantana, Gulf Muhly grass, Skullcap & Silver-leaved germander. Here it is in September 2009:Annieinaustin, after parking strip

Some of the daffodil bulbs that turned up were replanted in the renewed & amended parking strip - some were planted in the central bed made where an Arizona Ash used to stand. Annieinaustin, February daffodilsThey didn't do much last year but today I counted 18 daffodils in bloom with a few buds coming along... more daffodils than I've seen at a single time in a dozen years. Annieinaustin, Feb daffodils 2
After inflicting photos of pitiful frozen daffodil buds upon you in the last couple of posts it only seemed right to share the happy daffodils with you today.

Happy Un-GBBD!


  1. Daffodils are such happy flowers. They put a smile on my face just to see them.

  2. Yay, happy daffodils. It's encouraging after all our freeze damage.

  3. Daffodils are a very happy flower!

  4. That bed is lovely. Hmmmm, it's giving me ideas...
    I love your daffodils. They are such happy plants. I had one blooming at the weekend too and blogged about it on Sunday. There may be more now, but it was dark when I got home from work.

  5. These daffs are grateful that you improved the neighborhood. These bright yellow faces always make me smile.

  6. Hooray for daffodils! Spring is here!

  7. Dear Annie, I love what you've done with the place! Happy indeed. :-)

  8. Annie, your daffodils make me smile and remind me that I didn't plant nearly enough of them last fall. I will remedy that this year!

  9. Oh so much better! Love your daffodils.

  10. Sigh.....so far away for me...
    Thank you for sharing yours!!


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