Shortly after planting my daffodil bulbs, I saw signs of digging everywhere. Little pockmarks appeared in the same random pattern as the naturalized bulbs. Foiled again!
I fluffed up the soil and hoped for the best. Surely the anonymous foragers left a few behind.
All that worry was for not. (Which is almost always true, but that is for another day). Apparently daffodils (narcissus) aren’t that tasty. I’ve since learned that it’s one of the few bulbs that even bunnies will leave alone.
All fifty bulbs came up! Ten are in bloom, with several more about to bud. I’m so cheered by these flowers.
It’s easy to see the inspiration for William Wordsworth’s poem Daffodil:
“Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.”
A lovely rendition of William Wordsworth’s Daffodil: