Daffodils at Ironstone 2017

Daffodils at Ironstone 2017

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden

Yesterday was a gorgeous Spring day.  No April is complete for me without taking a tour at Ironstone Wineries in Murphys, California.

They plant up barrel after wine barrel of daffodil and tulip gorgeousness.  They toss in some Hyacinths too, which makes a sweet smelling accent to all the visual beauty

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour

I have over 111 photos so I will start this week with Daffodils, then next week I will share some tulips.

Photographs don’t do it justice but it is still fun to look.  Okay all my garden friends lets take in some daffodil delights.

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden, daffodils at Ironstone

The trick to great container gardens is pack them full.  I love a full barrel of one variety instead of lots of different daffodils in one container.  For me it creates greater impact.

So many are quite unique when you get close up.

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden, daffodils at Ironstone

Some have short cups with a bright contrasting color while others are gently mottled all over.

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden, Daffodils at Ironstone

Some cups have a bit of curl to them rather like a trumpet…

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden, Daffodils at Ironstone

while others are quite straight but still ruffly.

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden, Daffodils at Ironstone

This next one looks, at first, like it is all white, but then you take a closer look and you realize there is the tiniest hint of creamy peach or hint of yellow to the cup.

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden, Daffodils at Ironstone

When placed next to the more brightly colored daffs it gives the eye a place to rest.

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden, Daffodils at Ironstone

I used to have some pink daffodils in my collection but I don’t know what became of them, this selection makes me want to get more.

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden

I enjoy that they put name tags in the barrels so if we spot one we really want to try and grow at home you know what to looks for.

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden

Well, I am running out of time this morning but not out of photos.  I have plenty more.  I will be sharing them on Instagram and Facebook this week.

Ironstone Wineries Daffodils 2017, garden tour wine barrel container garden

I made sure to take plenty of photos, I would like to try and paint some of these soon.

Until next time….

Happy Spring!

Past Tours of Ironstone
Daffodil Love
Ironstone Late April
Spring at Ironstone

 

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5 Comments

  1. Love them all.. I have a lot of these in my yard. Love tulips also. You do so well with the pictures.. Thanks.

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. I used to have a lot of daffodils, but after many years, most of them have died off. I need to plant more, but I’ll probably wait until this fall to do it. In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy your photos.

    1. Sadly I have not planted any new ones for a few years but I am going to put it on my list for this Fall. We get such late heavy snows that it usually ends up crushing them but if I plant some in pots that I can move under cover then I can enjoy them anyways. I did that with some tulips this year and it is working.

  3. I love the beauty and delicacy of daffodils. I have some of the newer varieties and now have some new beauties to add to my wish list for next spring. May have to plant a barrel full!

    1. I need to plant more myself. Pots that I can move under cover when the late, heavy snows threaten.

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