Category Archives: Virginia

Daffodils Along the Bike Path in Virginia

Daffodils along the bike path, originally uploaded by Biketripper.

Location: Virginia side of Potomac River
Date: April 6, 2013
Copyright and comment: Biketripper on flickr

The cyclist is on a bike trail that stretches from DC to Mt. Vernon, a trail I used almost on a daily basis to commute between my home in Alexandria and my office in Washington. The beds of daffodils are maintained by the Park Service, a tradition started in the 1960s by Lady Bird Johnson.

Daffodils Along the Potomac in Virginia

Daffodils, originally uploaded by KrsnaPixels.

Location: Lady Bird Johnson Park, Washington, DC
Date: April 7, 2013
Copyright and comment: KrsnaPixels

This photo was taken on April 7th 2013 at Lady Bird Johnson Park while we were on our way to see the Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC. This reminded me of a poem by William Wordsworth titled Daffodils:
“I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o’er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze”

Editor’s note: You can see Memorial Bridge, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Washington Monument in the distance. Here is information about these daffodils:
http://daffodilfestivals.com/insidetemp.php?festid=3970

Spring springs up in Virginia Beach, Virginia

It Appears There Will Be A Spring, originally uploaded by cbonney

Photographer cbonney tells us about this February 16 photo: It was taken in the woodland garden on my house in Virginia Beach, Va. We’re in something of an unusual place for gardening. We’re just about three miles in from the Atlantic Ocean and about as far south of the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. This gives us a gardening climate more akin to the middle south than the region just to the west of us.

We love this photo and the story to go with it – read the story at cbonney’s blog here.

Monticello Daffodils in Charlottesville, Virginia

Monticello Daffodils_MAR4931_32, originally uploaded by macjammer.

Photographer macjammer tells us about this March 21, 2010 image: The picture was taken at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson in Charlottesville VA. It is a composite of two images – one that has the daffodils in sharp focus and a second that has the house in sharp focus. The gardeners at Monticello maintain year round plantings of seasonal flowers. The next to bloom will be tulips, which are spectacular.

For more Monticello photos generally, including an aerial from a hot air balloon, see macjammer’s Monticello set.

Daffodils are definitely out in Virginia – macjammer has also posted two beautiful daffodil photos from the University of Virginia Pavilion here and here.


First Daffodil at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia

Copyright 2010 Beth Monroe

Spring has arrived at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia. The LGBG tells us: This photo shows the first of many daffodil blooms at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia. A Million Blooms, which begins on April 1 and runs through June 5, 2010, features a spectacular succession of beautiful blooms including daffodils, cherry blossoms, tulips, irises, roses, peonies, and more.

Here is information about the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, from our website Daffodil Festivals Fields and Gardens 2010.

First Daffodils in Virginia

It’s Coming!, originally uploaded by basimmons.

Photographer basimmons posts this January 16, 2010 photo from Virginia! She says: I took the photo right outside the Viriginia home I was born and raised in. These daffodils are very close to the house so maybe somewhat protected. Maybe that’s why they come up early. They always come up before mine do only 5 miles away. Also, they are very old bulbs. The house is 53 years old. I doubt if the bulbs are quite that old but maybe close:)

First Daffodil in Richmond, Virginia

HBW 2.18.09, originally uploaded by emeraldspiryt.

Photographer emeraldspiryt tells us about this February 18, 2009 photo: It was taken in Richmond, Virginia. A late spring this year is holding the daffodils in bud longer than normal. This is the bud of a double daffodil. The bud has been on the plant for four weeks, though two heavy frosts and two light snows.

Hey, Winter, we double daffodil dare you to snow on us again!