I’m not only going to talk about flowers here, but I bought some daffodils yesterday and they were all closed up, and this morning they had started to open, and it occured to me that daffodils are an underappreciated flower. You can buy a bunch of twenty for 99p, and they grow all over the place (there are some growing right next to the snowdrops on the unlovely patch of scrubland outside the Ritzy), and I think that’s why we take them for granted. A rose flaunts its beauty in an unabashed way, but there’s something very modest about the daffodil. And it’s no less beautiful for that.

3 thoughts on “Daffodils

  1. elsiem

    That’s the cutest thing in the world! There’s something very sweet and noble about growing flowers from bulbs, I think. I’m going to get some hyacinth bulbs for my new flat, she said optimistically.

  2. elsiem

    Note: I now have some hyacinth bulbs in my new flat. I didn’t grow them myself so I’m not sure it counts, but they are definitely hyacinths growing in a pot.

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