I might be giving the impression that this mountain is only covered in 10,000 Daffodils, but there are other things.
The Large Cupped Narcissus 'Juanita' floats in the air above the smaller inhabitants. I know this is 'Juanita' because she is one of the few with a name tag.
Back in November when I planted the bulb care packages I received from Elizabeth and Hank at my own garden next door, I wasn't really certain how some of them would do in the long term. Would they keep coming back and multiply? Would they get ett up by the varmints? The care packages included bulbs that are now coming up at the resident gardeners place. I can now tell Elizabeth with assurance that Chionodoxa forbesii will grow with abandon here.
Down in the wild woods other new things are coming up. This is unidentified at the moment. It looks suspiciously like Panax trifolius, Dwarf Ginseng, but the flower buds are not looking right.
I have decided that my previous unknown white flower and new leaves in the woods both belong to Anemone americana, Hepatica or Liverwort. A closer inspection yielded some of the same flowers with the new leaves and dried leaves from last year of the Hepatica. Mostly they seem to be putting up new leaves or flowers, not both at the same time on the same plant.
Another orchid was discovered. This one is Tipularia discolor, Crane-Fly Orchid. The underside of the leaf is quite purple. It is another orchid that has a leaf in the winter and blooms in the summer after the leaf has faded.
Back at the ridge top garden, the first of what looks like a Hyacinth has shown up.
This is another unknown for now. It is looking lily like in it's leaf arrangement.
Hank sent me some of the Puschkinia libanotica bulbs in his care package. Now I can tell him that they will also grow here with abandon. These small bulbs are popping up all over the place. That would be called naturalizing I suppose.
Some have larger flower stalks than others. It would be hard to tell if this is an age related issue from self seeding or an environmental soil/location issue. Who cares? They are everywhere.
If you add them all up, these "minor bulbs" are competing in numbers with the Daffodils. The Hyacinthoides hispanica alone may out number the Daffodils and they have yet to begin to bloom.
There's only 9,500 Daffodils left to go.