Symbolizing rebirth and new beginnings, Daffodils are one of my favorite things about spring. In today’s post, I’ve got a few tips about daffodils I hope will inspire you to plant some in your garden. I hope these tips I share will get you thinking SPRING and planting some Daffodils in your home garden.
Daffodil Planting Facts & Tips
Daffodils are perfect to plant in between shrubs and trees in shade areas. They also look wonderful in a woodland garden borders that need color. I love adding them under my conifers along the woodline. It is the one plant the deer and rabbit do not seem to bother. Below are a few tips for planting the daffodil. I’ve been planting these bulbs in my garden for over 20 years. Some have survived and some did not. I am sure with you what works for me at keeping the bulb blooming for many years.
- Bulbs can be planted in clusters by the hundreds to make a magnificent mass planting.
- Narcissus make wonderful cut flowers to enjoy indoors so don’t be afraid to force them indoors.
- Plant bulbs in a well-drained, sunny place. Keep in mind the trees you plant under may not have leaves in early Spring when the bulb starts to bloom.
- DRAINAGE is the key. Improve your clay with well-rotted compost, soil amendment, or planting mix and raise the bed.
Narcissus / Daffodil Resources I Recommend
Below are a few sites on the web that I find worth mentioning in this post today. IF you have issues viewing a site please be sure to connect with me here to let me know. I hope you are excited about adding Spring color to your home garden as I am.
- The Farmers Almanac / Daffodil http://www.almanac.com/plant/daffodils
- American Daffodil Society / Guidelines for Growing Daffodils http://daffodilusa.org/growing-daffodils/guidelines-for-growing-daffodils/
- Follow DaffodilUSA on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaffodilUSA
- Purdue University / The Narcissus https://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/HO-11.pdf
- University of Maryland / The Virtues of Narcissus https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/virtues-narcissus
- Plant Facts From OSU / Narcissus: http://hvp.osu.edu/pocketgardener/source/description/narcissus.html
I hope you will consider leaving a comment and sharing with me what you love most about growing Spring blooms. Do you plant bulbs during the Autumn season with Spring in mind? Connect with me on my website or feel free to share @brenhaas on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.
Happy Spring Gardening,
I love all the flowers!
I’m one of the few people that seriously dislikes fall! Give me tulips and daffodils and spring any day! I plant almost a thousand bulbs every fall–and it’s worth it!
Awesome giveaway Bren, this is great! My favorite thing about Spring is being able to finally sit out in my garden reading a good book!
I love discovering the new plants springing up in the garden and getting excited for blooms and new growth.
my favorite part of Spring is watching all the plants pop up!
I love seeing the spring flowers pop up and the dogwoods flower in spring.
I am from Saint Louis, Missouri and we have Dogwoods everywhere! Definitely my favorite tree.
My favorite thing about spring is the warm up. Everything emerges – leaves, flowers, bugs, birds, animals, people. It’s actually pretty cool. The world comes out to play.
I love everything about spring,especially the flowers.
I have bulbs to plant. Has been warm here in central Oklahoma. Also have pansies to plant when we get a “cool down”. Thanks.
Color! After all the white snow and grey skies, seeing the first bulbs pop of color!
Thanks for hosting.
Daffodils are my favorite spring flowering bulb! What a great giveaway.
This is the first of the 3 bulb giveaways I’m hosting through mid-November so stay tune!
I LOVE the White or Cream Daffs with a Pink or Orange Crown or Cup ! My FAVORITE Spring Flowers !!!