This delicate daffodil may be an heirloom dating back to when the house was built in 1910. I’d like to imagine this is the case, but it’s purely a guess based on some informal research.
It has unusual, almost grassy leaves and longer, pointier petals, which curve outward. And in that, it resembles a few types dated around that time period an into the early part of the 20th century.
As one of the few relics of the past garden, it sits in a naturalized area between our property and our neighbor’s.
Most of these grasslike, tiny specimens are only producing leaves — few are producing flowers.
Their history is a mystery, and I’m determined to preserve them.
Tip: Speaking of daffodils, if you’re in northern New Jersey, check out the annual Reeves-Reed Arboretum Daffodil Day on April 14. I may try to beat the crowds and pay it a visit on Saturday.