Monday, March 10, 2008

Persistent Daffodils


In August, 2006, the local water district laid a water line down to our place. Jo dug and replanted a cluster of daffodil bulbs growing in the ditch's path, but missed a few. The neglected bulbs were unceremoniously dug up with a dragline's scoop and rudely replanted with a bulldozer's blade. We now have daffodils all over the general area, including these growing in the road. They've reemerged and are trying to bloom again this year despite being driven over for a year and a half.


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8 comments:

imac said...

Cant beat Nature.

david mcmahon said...

As a good friend of iMac's, I absolutely second his viewpoint.

oldmanlincoln said...

Give them a couple of years and you will think it is Christmas with beautiful flowers all over the place.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Daffodils are the most resilient plants. I have seen a similar situation at an old farm stead that the State has bought to store some of their road equipment on. The daffodils that were around the home were covered with gravel and driven over and still a few of them refuse to give up. When the State is finished with the place I bet they will all reemerge. I think you all are quite lucky. Maybe the garden fairies have been tending them.

Lana Gramlich said...

Life is persistent (except at our place, where just about everything I've ever planted has either died or just never come up. Kind of scary thought, that.)
If you get a chance, please vote for my drinking story, "My First & Last Experience with Scotch." It's a doozy...unfortunately...

Dave said...

And don't forget the snow that was on top of them.

mon@rch said...

Sorry to laugh but its amazing how these things get around!

Marvin said...

imac and David: I also agree.

Abraham: I'm sure you're right. Those that the road grader doesn't destroy (replant?) will continue spreading.

Lisa: Daffodils are an ideal plant for Jo and I: They seem to thrive on neglect and the deer don't eat them.

Lana: Bottoms up! :-)

Dave: I think being covered with a little snow may just make the daffodils tougher.

Mon@arch: Sometimes one would think they have legs.