Photo of the week

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.