Mar 12, 2011

Daffodil Fields...

The valley where I live is mostly farm land
Daffodils were a big crop here just a couple of decades ago...

We even have a big annual parade and festival
for Daffodils...
The parade lines up right in my front yard,
it's a fun sight to see..

(click photo to enlarge)

There are still a couple of farmers holding on
to tradition...


With a blog title like Daffodil Fields
you probably came
here expecting to see
bright sunshine yellow fields...


But...
these are working farms...


The flowers are picked early
for you to enjoy...


Flowers in the mud...


Bundles of sunshine :-)

Today I am joining...
and

Thanks for stopping by today!

24 comments:

Sherri said...

Bella, thanks for showing us the Daffodil Farm, just wonderful! It is wonderful seeing how the farms pick the daffodils so we can enjoy them! I love those sunny yellow flowers!

Laurie Anne said...

Every spring my mom and I looked forward to hitting Van Lierops for some daffs and tulips. So sad they sold the farm, we are going to miss them :0)

Mary Ellen said...

What a fun tour!! I never knew you could pick daffodils so early!!

I have some daffodils that came from my husbands grandmother's home and think of Grandma Mc Mains every year when they bloom!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Funny, you never think about how the flowers get to the store! Love it:@)

Angela said...

How interesting! I just love daffodils!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How interesting!

Boho Farm and Home said...

Thanks for sharing about the flower farmers!
Love it! xo Caroline

meemsnyc said...

Oh my, that's a lot of daffodils.

It's me said...

If you see this ...you don't understand why they are so so so cheap !!! .......happy day darling....love Ria....xxx....

Mary said...

I'm thankful someone else is working in cold muddy conditions so I can enjoy the harvest & benefit of their labor! Thanks for sharing ;-)

Diann said...

I think it is so interesting to see "flower" farms. We don't have a lot around here but, we do have a few. I love to go and visit them and pick up some flowers.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

This is fascinating! You know, I never really thought about where those cut daffodils in the stores came from -- I certainly did not imagine a huge field like this! I hope the tradition continues so we can enjoy spring inside even if there is snow outside! Linda

The Tablescaper said...

This is so neat. You're right though, I do expect bright sunny skies. I'm curious that you say daffodils used to be a big crop. What is taking it's place?

Thank you for bringing the beautiful daffodil fields to Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

It's funny you posted this because I saw a box of daffodils that had not opened yet @ The Fresh Market yesterday. THey weren't even in water, just in the box. I might buy some if they have any left tomorrow.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
I would imagine many of those daffodils could end up here in Ontario for the cancer drive next month when they sell bunches of the flowers to raise money.
Judith

Madelief said...

Hi Bella,

Such a beautiful area you live in with the fields and the green hills in the background. I believe nature is as far in your country as in Holland. The daffodils are almost in bloom in my garden as well.

Happy day & lieve groet, Madelief

Pamela Gordon said...

That is so interesting! Thanks for showing us where some of the world's daffodils come from. That is a lot of daffodils to pick in the mud and rain too!! Pamela

NanaDiana said...

Bella- That is really interesting. I WAS expecting to see bright yellow fields...but you are right- if they were blooming there we would have none in the stores! I love them...They are the first flowers of Spring here. Hugs- Diana

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh wow, thanks for sharing a virtual tour. I did expect to fields of yellow not green. Love to buy them as bouquets. hugs, Jen

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have never seen daffodil fields before. It's so interesting and I love the photo of the bunch of daffodils laying in the mud. :) Once I found some daffodils blooming in the middle of the woods along with some old brick. The old house had fallen into nothing. That fall I went back and dug up those old daffodils. They were planted at my first house. I always wonder about daffodils I see blooming along the side of the road. How did they get there? Have a wonderful week. ~

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Light and Voices said...

Flowers in the mud...now that is a very different photograph. Excellent post!
Joyce M

Vintagesouthernlife said...

So interesting! Daffodils are our first sign that spring is here but we don't have any flower farms.

Linda said...

Some good shots of a working flower farm...I have tons of daffodils blooming in the yard, but I hate picking them, so I always go an dget the closed blooms to bring home...thanks for sharing where they come from!