Daffodils are flowers with a work ethic. Despite chilling wind and rain, like we had yesterday – almost a full month into official “spring” – they break cold, hard ground and begin to bloom. They’re stubborn little things. All they need is one 70 degree day, and off they go, telling us all we should do the same: smile, better weather is right around the corner.
This is that time of year when I let Daffodils lure me into dreaming about my garden. April and May can be such frustrating experiences since it’s often too darn cold for many new plants, but I’m so eager to cast the greyness of winter aside. So instead I console myself often with strolls through garden stores and shops in Yakima.
On a recent trip to Loo Wit Gardens, I was struck by how much springtime yellow the store contained…the daffodil’s color was on so many different items. Candles, books, napkins, soaps … and flowers, of course. It was so pretty that Jill and photographer Rhiann Gates took a stroll through themselves to try to capture spring indoors.
Loo Wit Gardens • 5641 Summitview Ave. • 509-966-7010