I beat the heavy equipment

February 23, 2009
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Standards

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There is a brand new data center near where I work. Over the last few months, cable is being buried underground to this facility. For years, I have enjoyed the early daffodils which grow by the side of the road leading towards the data center.  I dug up three clumps of these daffodils on Saturday because the equipment was getting very close to the area where they grow. For the most part, the clumps stayed in tact so I am hoping they will survive being dug at a less than optimal time. Today, the area where I dug these bulbs was being destroyed by the heavy equipment.

I am happy to have these because they bloom so much earlier than any of the daffodils I grow in my yard.

You can see a picture of the daffodil at this link.

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v152/PaddleHikeVA/Flowers/2009/?action=view&current=100_2569.jpg

Kathy Andrews
Rixeyville VA

One response to “I beat the heavy equipment”

  1. Phyllis Hess says:

    Kathy,
    Years ago (and rather how I got interested in daffodils) my son saw some daffodils blooming in a vacant field where someone had just tossed them out; they were not planted but roots had made it to the ground and they were blooming; we moved these to our home; figured anything that wanted to live that much had to be saved. Anyway later we rescued some from an old homestead before the ground was plowed up; all survived and thrived. I think our daffs are much tougher than we give them credit for being.
    So what I am trying to say; yours should be fine.
    Phyllis Hess