This just goes to show that the results are always better than you imagine when you operate from the heart.

Unlike the invisibly tended and watered garden of Eden, The Daffodil Garden is the result of the Bauers’ toil and sweat, perseverance and fortitude. As any gardener in the mountains knows, the ground is 99.9% pure rock.

Each bulb has been planted by Mrs. Bauer, or as she puts it: “One at a time, by one woman. Two hands, two feet and a body minus a brain.” Inspired by a few daffodils in a neighbor’s garden and impressed with their beauty and sturdiness, Mrs. Bauer planted the first 48 daffodils in the fall of 1958.