Sunday, January 25, 2009

Here We Come!

About the Daffodil
The Daffodil is also known As Narcissus, Jonquil, Paperwhite, and the 'Poet's Flower'. The species name is Narcissus pseudonarcissus (pronounced "nar-sis-us sue-doe-nar-sis-us"). Every daffodil is a narcissus (plural is narcissi), but not all narcissi are daffodils. Narcissus is the botanical name for the genus.

The common name 'Daffodil' is generally used for single, trumpet-shaped flowers where the central cup of the flower is as long as or longer than the petals. Other varieties are known as Narcissus or Jonquils. Jonquil comes from the Spanish name for the flower

The name 'Narcissus' comes from Greek mythology. Echo, a nymph, fell in love with the vain Greek youth Narcissus. But he loved only himself and rejected her. She died of a broken heart. Later Narcissus saw his reflection in a pool of water and stood there admiring his beauty. The gods were angry with Narcissus and changed him into a flower which they named after him - the Narcissus flower.

Once mine bloom this almost always happens, as did last year:

Three days later:


Barefoot in the Park said...

so beautiful...hope they aren't gone for good due to the snow!

Jill said...

Nanny! Is that RIGHT NOW?? In January? LOVELY!

nanny said...

No, first picture is this year,,,next two are last year. Hoping they have a good season this time! I do love them.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

ComeOn Springtime!!!!!

Betsy said...

Can't believe you have blooms already! We won't even look for them for 2-3 months up here! We're supposed to get 6-9 inches of new snow tomorrow, too!