Daffodils stolen after just one day of enjoyment

Daffodils bring such a cheerful feeling after months and months of dreary winter weather, and they are very easy to grow as well.

Dear Editor,

Daffodils bring such a cheerful feeling after months and months of dreary winter weather, and they are very easy to grow as well.

In the fall most department and hardware stores and greenhouse offer bags of bulbs for a reasonable price. You dig holes about eight inches deep and drop a bulb into each hole, cover them up, and water them. Come spring, and for many, many springs thereafter, you are rewarded with their cheerful yellow faces smiling at you, sometimes from within mounds of snow.

I had three beautiful daffodils growing in my front garden. Each morning for weeks I went out to see if they were blooming yet. I babied them through the unexpected snow falls we received, and yesterday (Monday) I noticed they had finally opened up. I cleared all the garden debris from around them so I could see them better.

This morning I went outside with my coffee, only to realize that someone had picked them. So to whoever picked them, I hope you are enjoying them as much as I got to enjoy them for one brief morning.

Please pay attention to the instructions above, and perhaps this fall you can plant your own and won’t have to rely on stealing them out of your neighbour’s garden.

Jennifer Lemega,

Frustrated gardener,

Sylvan Lake