This year, I’ve decided to re-work a bed that was so hastily “thrown together” as a special place to hold those pass along treasures from family and friends. Continue reading
The daffodils are the first flowers to emerge and announce that Spring is eminent. They often grow and bloom despite freezing temperatures, — presenting the first color of the year. Continue reading
Last July, I dug several clumps of daffodil bulbs — narcissus x golden Dawn (pictured left) to save for pass along plants as well as to re-plant in a few new areas. This year, I decided a few need to accent a corner rose bed. Late December to Early January is a great time to plants these bulbs.
While there are a number of varieties of Daffodils (or Narcissus), few tolerate the heat experienced in zone 8b Texas. I’ve had great luck with narcissus x golden Dawn growing, blooming and proliferating each year for at least the past 6 years. Other Narcissus varieties that grow in this area are; Narcissus jonquilla, Narcissus ‘Grand Primo’, and Narcissus x odorus. Continue reading
My daffodils appeared in abundance this year, so early in the Spring, I transplanted a clump to this pot in order to identify the plant and to save it for next year’s “pass along” plants. Continue reading
This daffodil — most likely Narcissus x golden dawn — has happily revealed its first flowers on this first day of Spring.
This clump of daffodils began as 3 or 4 bulbs planted in 2006; so these bulbs have not only survived the drought, heat, and the winter of 2014, but they have proliferated greatly!
We have very few daffodils that tolerate the summer heat during dormancy. I’m certainly glad to see these gems in the perennial bed!