The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane Blog

Our daffodils are mostly open now
March 31, 2010, 3:17 pm
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Our daffodils are mostly open now, and they are putting on a happy face for visitors to the farm, with the antique shop and the greenhouse. It is the largest quantity and most variety of daffodils that we have ever had. They remind me that we have been settling in here for awhile. We’ve played ‘Johnny Appleseed’, leaving properties nicer than we found them. But is great to be able to see our plantings mature, and the daffodils dance.
Caitrin and Kathy, and occasional helpers, have been really busy with developing planting beds around the farm, with bulbs, small shrubs, and perennials. Our lilacs are starting to bud. I can’t wait for them to open. People told me that lilacs didn’t do well in the South. But I looked around and saw that that wasn’t true. We have a family heirloom single white lilac that is wonderfully scented, and it is putting out tons of shoots.
It has been a grey Winter here in southeast Tennessee, and the greenhouse has provided the reminder of Spring and regrowth and sprouting. Yesterday Michael and Tim Patterson helped to pull the shade cloth back to let more sunshine in. An old-timer had told me that this Winter has brought the fewest days of sunshine that he has ever seen…about thirteen. But we seem to have turned a corner, and we’ve had a few days of blue skies in a row. Just in time for Easter.
Our kitchen table, John’s grandparents’, has had several versions of blue ball jars full of daffodils to cheer up the inside of the house, as well as outdoors. I hope that wherever you are, you have a few daffodils to see too.


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