The Arrival of Narcissus

narcissus autumn colors with acacia salicina

Here they are, the first couple of florets on Narcissus "Autumn Colors".  

narcissus autumn colors

Happy in the shadow of Acacia salicina, which is also in bloom... a classic desert garden combination!


Wishing you all a good week!

narcissus autumn colors with acacia salicina

Weather Diary: Fair; High: 86 F (30 C)/Low: 51 F (11 C); Humidity: 15%-57%

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Comments: 10
  • #1

    Libby (Monday, 27 November 2017 08:59)

    Narcissus already? Oh, how lucky are you!!! I actually have a few sprouts appearing...they were all "gifted" to me by previous resident so I have no idea what they are or to order more of same! But my paperwhites are sprouting nicely inside....

  • #2

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Monday, 27 November 2017 12:42)

    Libby - It must be lovely to move in and already have some established narcissus! :) It's been tough figuring out which will grow best here with little to no freeze, but these were clearly a good choice (though I think half my difficulties have been due to poor watering!).

  • #3

    Kris P (Monday, 27 November 2017 12:56)

    So pretty, especially in combination with the Acacia! Your Narcissus are well ahead of ours.

  • #4

    Cathy (Monday, 27 November 2017 13:34)

    What a pretty one, and how lovely to see a Narcissi so early for us, and yet judging from its name it is on time for you!

  • #5

    Diana Studer (Monday, 27 November 2017 16:29)

    Is the Acacia from Australia or local?

  • #6

    Brian Skeys (Tuesday, 28 November 2017 03:35)

    That’s a cutie.

  • #7

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 28 November 2017 14:11)

    Thanks, Kris! I've been hoping for an early showing, as they are among the earliest on Bill Welch's narcissus list. But yesterday I found a couple of blooms open on the double "Golden Rain" as well! :) Since I saw your comments on getting your irises to bloom, I've been concentrating more on making sure my bulbs get enough water when the buds are forming - so far, much better!

  • #8

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 28 November 2017 15:58)

    Cathy - I believe it's been hybridized from early-blooming Mediterranean species, which makes it an excellent choice for a low-winter-chill garden. I am always on the hunt for suitable bulbs here! ;-)

  • #9

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 28 November 2017 15:59)

    Diana - It's an Australian species. There are many wonderful native Acacias here, but they tend to have one thing in common: thorns! The Australian Acacias, on the other hand, tend to be unarmed so better for a location like this near a path. :)

  • #10

    Amy@smallsunnygarden (Tuesday, 28 November 2017 16:00)

    Brian - Isn't it?! ;-) I love the smaller narcissus varieties...