Daffodil Days

Daffodil on Cape Cod
Daffodil on Cape Cod

April 23th through May 1st are Falmouth’s Daffodil Days the town is blooming with all of these wonderful yellow flowers.

Spohr gardens is less than a mile from The Palmer House. There are thousands of daffodils to be admired. The gardens are open to the public from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM 365 days a year. You can take a leisurely walk in this beautiful six acre Cape Cod wonderland located on Oyster Pond. Come and sit by the pond, bask in the beauty of the flowers, listen to the song birds and enjoy the tranquility. Stroll the winding grassy paths while observing the many nautical treasures and other artifacts collected by Charles Spohr during his lifetime. For more information visit: www.spohrgardens.org

Platting the Daffodils in a Cape Cod Garden

I caused a bit of a mini stir on Palmer Avenue yesterday.  The daffodils on the sidewalk side of the inn’s white fence have gone by. Gardening experts tell us that we should not cut the leaves back until they have turned brown. Well, they looked untidy. Untidy is not a condition that is allowed in the gardens at the Palmer House Inn.
Platting Cape Cod Daffodils
Platted Cape Cod Daffodils


I remembered years ago, in our sailing days on the Chesapeake. Each Spring we would sail to Chestertown MD. It was always so pleasant to stroll the streets of this charming colonial town. We observed that after the spring blooms had passed the home owners would plat the leaves and tie them off with string. New Englanders would call it braiding.   

A number of folks who were walking past stopped to inquire what I was doing. We chatted about spring flowers and sailing. It was a nice way to spend the afternoon and I feel much better now that the entrance to our pretty inn is once again is like our rooms, neet and tidy.

Spohr Garden’s Daffodil Days – April 25 to May 2

April 25th – May 2nd are Daffodil Days. Falmouth’s charming Spohr Gardens are resplendent with spring blossoms. The gardens are a pleasent stroll or a short car ride from the inn. Also, our elegant Highfield Hall with its beautifully landscaped grounds and nature trails is open to the public starting April 1st. The Hall is also an easy walk from the inn.