May 7, 2015

Narcissus 'Martha Stewart'

The new ‘Martha Stewart’ daffodils are blooming beautifully in my garden.

Earlier this week, I uploaded photos on Twitter and Instagram of a new daffodil… did you happen to see them? They were of a new variety of Narcissi named after me by Van Engelen Inc., a wholesale flower bulb company in Bantam, Connecticut. Narcissus ‘Martha Stewart’ is a Karel van der Veek hybrid showing a perfectly formed three-inch white perianth surrounding a pale yellow cup edged in a thick band of frilly apricot-pink. In full bloom, these flowers grow to about 16-18 inches tall. They all look so stunning planted underneath the six weeping willow trees at the end of the Pin Oak Allee behind my Equipment Barn.

All the daffodils at the farm are blooming so nicely this year, and the Daffodil Border is bursting with color and zest. Recent good weather and low winds have helped sustain their beauty. Here are some photos for you to enjoy.