At the bulb giveaway, people will have a choice of six types of early bloomers: white daffodils, squill, glory of the snow, snow drops, species crocus, and a particularly squirrel-proof type of crocus known as "tommies."
When the commonwealth shut down non-essential businesses last month, nurseries and garden centers were classified as essential.
That could be an understatement. If anything, they're more important than ever.
The first annual Daffodil Festival that opened Thursday — and the hugely popular "Winterlights" last December — are Naumkeag's pitch to the community to consider the estate as more than just a summer visitor venue.