Monday, May 24, 2010

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Another reason to plant Daffodils!

O Rugged Land of Gold by Martha Martin is an entertaining yarn about the authors experiences in the early days of Cobol, a mine site on Chichagof Island. From the notes about the author at the back of the book it seems like Cobol was inhabited from the late 1920's until 1957. No telling when the rows of daffodils and wood hyacinths were planted, but both are still going strong without any assistance from a gardener. There were several rows of what looked like King Alfred daffodils and a few clumps of the Poeticus variety in the photo above. Also surviving was one large European Mountain Ash and a few rhubarb plants. The latter were growing under red alders quite a distance from the ruins of the house.


  1. How sad...I can't even grow daffs when I try. The only ones that don't conk out on me are the miniatures.

    Christine in Alaska

  2. Wow, Daffodils are one of the most reliable flowers for me, deer don't eat them and they seem to like the rain, guess they don't like sustained cold?