|MINI DAFFODIL BULBS ARE BLOOMING|
Sunday, 9:00 AM. 42 degrees F at the ferry dock 47 on the back porch. Wind variable and calm, skies mostly cloudy, humidity 88%. The barometer is more or less steady, the temperature predicted to plummet to freezing tonight, with snow tomorrow, then warming towards the end of the week, with mixed skies and chances of rain. It is a gray morning, quiet except for a few raucous crows and noisy woodpeckers.
Mini daffodils (Narcissus asturicensis) are suddenly blooming, a cheerful, welcome sight, but they bloom much earlier than the standard bulbs, and will soon be covered by snow from an early spring snowstorm.
Native to the mountains of northern Portugal and Spain, the species is threatened in the wild but adapts readily to horticulture. They require little care and will even spread in the right location. They also force well and are good late winter plants for a sunny windowsill.