It Kind of Worked!

Last October I re-cut the edge of the circular lawn and planted a ring of daffodils around it. All winter I waited with bated breath (that you could actually see on days where it was forty degrees or less) to see if my efforts payed off.

It payed off! Sort of.

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At first the ones on the left half came up and although they were a mixed bag, they were primarily the solid yellow ones. Eventually a few other varieties opened and some the rest of the way around the circle bloomed. It looks a little rough while I wait for the squill in the lawn to die back so I can mow. Also, the birdfeeders are much less obtrusive when viewed from ground level but I still think I should pare them back to just a couple.

All-in-all I’m happy with the results and crossing my fingers that next year the blooms will be a bit more synchronized.

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7 thoughts on “It Kind of Worked!

  1. If I were to do it over again, I’d make sure I had enough bulbs from one vendor, maybe make the blend myself from named cultivars, and be absolutely certain I was planting at a consistent depth.

  2. Lovely! In the past my daffodils often did not appear again the next year even though the bulbs should perennialize here. I thought the bulbs maybe got eaten by some creature or other but am not sure what the reason was. I sort of reconciled myself to the necessity of planting every year, but this year all the bulbs planted two years ago did grow again. Go figure… I hope yours are more realiable 🙂

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