Happy Easter! Daffodils say it best.

The colour yellow seems almost synonymous with Easter, perhaps associated with the coming of sunny days? Or egg yolks and chicks? Daffodils seem to express this time of year better than any other flower I think.ūüėä In Narcissus flowers like daffodils, the yellow-to-orange range of colours are produced by carotenoid and flavonoid pigments. Different types…

Sea daffodils waiting for their hawk moths

The¬† Sea daffodil (Pancratium maritimum) is a Mediterranean plant which also extends out along the Atlantic coasts of Portugal, Spain and France. ¬†They typically grow on sandy soils such as on beach dunes near the sea. ¬†They flower in the summer, producing a stong lily scent which is most aromatic at night. ¬†The bulbs of…