We've discussed my black thumb ad infinitum, but we've never discussed my one gardening success; these daffodils. I always get excited when I see their lazy heads start poking out of the ground in front of our house. When the first sleepy blossom opens up, I all but lose my mind for a few days.
It may be that yellow is one of my favorite colors or even the refreshing aura of the spring to come, but these little guys just make me so happy. So happy, in fact, that i could do a funny little dance in the flower bed.
Unfortunately, this also means that it's time to clean up the garden and began the trail of death that will lead us into early summer. The only flowers I've had any luck with (besides these beauties) are Alyssum and Portulacas. I may just fill the flower beds with them this year, actually. Last year, I had the wonderful idea of planting an all-white "moon garden". I thought it would be really magical. TOTAL TRAIN WRECK. Almost everything died within 3 weeks. Ugh.
Tell me about your gardening success stories! What zone do you live in?