Daffodils and Tomato Seedlings

by projectbuddy


Work on the house has been rather slow with no easily visible progress to photograph and share. Off-white paint, filled cracks, and sanded surfaces don’t make particularly good photos, although a photograph of my ladder and a bottle of “back and body ache” aspirin would tell quite a lot!

Our weather has been unusually cold lately, and so chores that I would normally be doing in the yard and garden have been delayed for now. Nevertheless, I still have had the opportunity to bring a little spring indoors with daffodils and start a little summer indoors with tomato seedlings.

The small clusters of daffodils have a wild, musky smell that fills several rooms of the house. All of the varieties shown here had been planted years ago by the previous owners. Many of them did not bloom until I divided and transplanted them to new less-crowded flower beds.

Most of the tomato seedlings sprouted from saved seeds. These are “Red Star” (incredibly flavorful variety though not particularly productive), “Jaune Flamme” (golden color and slightly redish-orange heart), “Gardener’s Delight” (nearly perfect cherry tomato), and “Violet Jasper” (beautiful green and violet iridescence with good flavor). New this year is “Redfield Beauty” (a more classic-looking tomato with strong recommendations).


These photographs were taken in March 2013.