Sunday, April 15, 2012

Daffodil Daydreams at Filoli 2012

Cue the Dynasty theme music! Filoli was introduced to the world as the set for that wacky TV show, but these days there's not a diamond necklace or giant shoulder pad in sight.

The Woodside, California garden is hailed as one of the most beautiful in the U.S. Filoli is an official Display Garden for the American Daffodil Society, and each spring it celebrates a long weekend of Daffodil Daydreams.

A gracious transition from the formal gardens, looking West to the Santa Cruz Mountains, with daffodil accents.

The daffodils in the borders and orchard were not at their peak, but daffodil containers, such as these lining the steps to a rear door of the house, made up for that.

The garden pavilion known as the summer house or tea house was in on the daffodil celebration too!

The Northern California Daffodil Society set up tables of information about daffodils; their nationally known experts gave lectures and garden tours.

The NCDS flower display provided a close look at the range of daffodils that do well in this part of the world.

Under the Chanticleer rooster weathervane, the former garage was charming with more pots of daffodils. Yes, even those double daffodils looked good to me. I must have been distracted by the contents of the building (as you can see from the sign below). More on that next time!