Last fall I bought a bag of daffodil bulbs at a gardening center in Eugene. I had lots of lovely daffodils in March. I know you're supposed to leave the foliage alone after the blooms are gone so the plant can store up energy for next year. So, I haven't been paying much attention to the leftover daffodil foliage by my fence. Until yesterday, when I noticed something . . .
What the . . . ? Those new pending blooms are three feet tall! Can somebody tell me what they are?
In other news, the lilacs in my backyard smell terrific. And my little Japanese maple is booming.
One final question. I have a grouping of three trees in my backyard. They're just starting to put out shoots. I found a "treefinder" on the internets that suggests the trees are some kind of ash. I'm thinking maybe Oregon ash? If so, those are gonna be some BIG trees someday. One probably would have been enough. Why three? So close together? Oh well, I'll worry about it in twenty years.
I'm off to the barn in an hour or so. I'm back in the saddle today. (I don't expect to fall off, but if I do, I'll make every attempt not to land on my mouth.) Today's focus will be shallow counter-canter loops and canter lengthening. I'm also going to focus on smallish canter circles. Smallish being, like, sixteen meters. Someday, when we're doing canter pirouettes, I'm sure it will be hard to remember just how difficult Willow is finding small canter circles under saddle. She just has to figure out how to lift her shoulders up and over. And I have to figure out how to help her without holding her up, which she'd really like for me to do.