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Thera Lou’s Field

Daffodils carpet the ground around a 113 year old pecan.

The 'Incomparabilis' daffodils were in full bloom.

Last week I was fortunate enough to be able to ramble about looking at daffodils for a few days.

I toured some lovely private gardens but on Wednesday evening I visited two public displays in Louisiana.

First I toured Caroline Dormon’s home, Briarwood.  I promise to write more about Briarwood one day soon.

I then traveled on to Thera Lou Adam’s wonderful daffodil planting near Winnfield, LA.

Isn't this a lovely Louisiana scene?

Thera Lou’s field is a memorial to her husband Nelton Adams.

For 51 weeks each year, Thera Lou works to maintain the site.

On one weekend, the planting is open for public viewing.

The H. Nelton Adams Daffodil Field is quite stunning.

Tomorrow is the last day it will be open for viewing this year.  If you live in the area, make the effort and get out to see the fruition of Thera Lou’s efforts.  Click on the link above for more information.

I know that I will remember my visit to Thera Lou’s for quite some time.  I’ll end this post with a quote from William Wordsworth

“… For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.”


Total Immersion

Acres of daffodils accent a specimen pecan at the H. Nelton Adams Memorial Daffodil Field.

I just got in yesterday from a whirlwind daffodil tour in Louisiana and Texas.

For three days my predominant activities have been looking at daffodils, talking about daffodils, smelling daffodils and digging daffodils.

It was wonderful!

I went to four gardens.  Three were private and I will not mention them.  The forth is the H. Nelton Adams Memorial Daffodil field near Dodson, Louisiana which is open for public viewing at certain times each spring.

This impressive daffodil planting is maintained by Thera Lou Adams as a memorial to her husband.    Adams’ late husband planted the daffodils for his father to admire from his nearby residence.

Celia Jones studies a flower while Thera Lou Adams, Greg Grant and Will Fleming talk daffodils.

I was told that there are over 20,000 daffodils and over 100 varieties planted there.

The field is 4 acres and it contains a stately 113 year old pecan tree.

As far as I know, the open dates for this year are over but for future reference you can contact Thera Lou ( for dates and directions next year.

Thera Lou is afflicted with a love for daffodils.  She lives in Camden, Arkansas and her other daffodil garden there is featured in the Camden Daffodil Festival.

Here's my trunk - full of daffodils that Boo did not help me dig.

I learned so much on this trip that my brain may explode.

Among other things, I discovered that my unknown tazetta is a form of  ‘Grand Primo’.

My kind hosts shared their knowledge but also shared their bulbs.

I left for Mississippi with a trunk full of daffodils.

My goal is to get all of them planted today.  Wish me luck!

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