I have a problem planting them though. All the experts say to plant them in the fall. Only problem there is that I'm "gardened out" and just don't feel like fussing around in the landscape around here at that time of the season. Plus, I don't know where my other bulbs are planted because everything is covered with growth. Nothing more disconcerting than to dig down in the ground and here the crunch of slicing through a previously planted bulb. So, I plant in the spring.
|Our daffodils at Whispering Pines, Pennsylvania 1998|
Yesterday I stopped at Pepper's Greenhouse and bought a dozen more potted daffodils ($7.95 each folks!) Hey, it's worth it to me. What would I pay for the bulbs alone? Probably around $4.95. Can't take it with me, that's what I say when I spend money that some would consider foolish.
|"Whispering Pines" our home of 25 years in Pennsylvania|
My goal is to surround our whole back yard with thousands of daffodils. I remember how disappointed I was our first Spring here at Casa Tipton-Kelly in 2007. First sign of spring and nary a bulb of color popped out of the ground. How unlike our former property in Pennsylvania which had hundreds if not thousands of bulbs planted over the twenty-five years we lived at Whispering Pines (the name of our 6.875 property in Chester County, PA)
|More of our daffodils at Whispering Pines, PA - they belong to someone else now|
So, I got the daffodils planted this morning in spite of the nippy wind whipping around my neck. Mission accomplished.