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Daffodils Brighten the Spring Garden

Long lasting, low maintenance and animal resistant describe the daffodil.

Though spring is not the time to plant these beauties, it is the time to enjoy their blossoms and look for opportunities to add them to the garden.

In fact, many bulb growers send out their catalogues in spring, so we can place our orders now for a fall delivery. Whether you order now or wait to purchase your bulbs in fall; now is the time to start your wish list.

Look for areas that could use a bit of spring color. New varieties of daffodils come in a variety of colors. Solid yellow, white with a yellow, salmon or pink cup, and even double forms.

Daffodils are shade tolerant and long lived.  Just plant them 6 inches deep and six to nine inches apart in a well-drained location. Add a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer like Milorganite, water and enjoy them each spring.

A bit more information: The terms daffodil, narcissus and jonquil are often used interchangeably. Narcissus is the botanical name for daffodils. Jonquils are actually a type of daffodil botanically known as Narcissus jonquilla. They usually have 1 to 3 small fragrant flowers per stem.

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