Thursday, April 1, 2010

Double daffodils...

Today was Sandal Day. I know you thought it was April Fool's Day, but actually it was Sandal Day. It was the first time I wore sandals since last fall. O.K. Now that I have that out of the way, I will tell you about one of my plants. I found these coming up two or three years ago beside the road on which I live. Because no one cares what is there, except for maybe the grass that someone mows occasionally, I didn't think anyone would want them. So I dug them up and brought them home, rather than just letting them get mowed. I think it is like the reverse of guerrilla gardening - to take plants from an area no one is tending, as opposed to planting where no one is tending. It is an act of preservation, right?

At first I thought maybe I had discovered some new cultivar and that I would become famous and would receive unlimited royalties from the new flowers and would be able to buy all the plants I wanted. But, alas, it was only a double daffodil, which was nothing new, only strange. So, I think it is a good flower for April Fool's Day.

Have a beautiful day!


Susan in the Pink Hat said...

Sandals? It was snowing here, today!

What an exotic bloom! It almost looks like a tulip.

Deborah said...

I thought I was the only person who dragged plants home from the side of the road.

Anonymous said...

Actually, this may be Van Sion which is an old type daffodil.

Ruth said...

Hi, Susan, thanks for stopping by! :) Yes, it is an unusual looking bloom!

Well, Deborah, it is nice to know someone else does it, too! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous - is that you, jw? I looked up Van Sion and I think you are right! Thank you SO MUCH for that info! I love knowing more about my plants!!! )