The Daffodil Story

From Andrea Shonnard ~

Spring has always been my favorite time of the year, though I could be a little biased being a March baby. The part of spring that gives me the most joy is when the ground reawakens in late winter with the foliage of spring bulbs transforming into beautiful blooms.

As a child of a garden center owner, there were always left over bulbs at the end of the fall season that didn’t sell, or gifts from vendors that needed to be planted. The planting would end up being our chore. At the time it wasn’t what I wanted to be doing, but seeing the plants come up each year made it worth all the while.

Even after moving out into rentals, I would plant bulbs to bring cheer to the yard for the season I was there, and for the next tenants to come. I always love driving past those places I lived here in town, and seeing the flowers come up each year. Being a Pisces, our flower is the Daffodil and it sure does bring me so much joy.

Now is the time to plant and make your spring bright. I suggest planting in layers with the tallest bulb to the back and the shorter in front. Some will even bloom at different times, but that means the different layers can be blooming for months!

Some of my favorite spring bulbs: Daffodil, Snowdrops, Crocus, and Hyacinth.

Plant flowers that create smiles for years!!

Main photo above: Me as a small child in the backyard of the house where the offices are now, and current perennial area is at the garden center.

Rightside Photo: My dog Mili in the daffodils at my current home.

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Come along with Andrea as she shows you the easy steps to getting daffodil and hyacinth bulbs planted in fall so they’ll bloom in spring!

Process to planting bulbs:
  • Prep your planting area with a premium compost mix, like G&B Organics Soil Building Conditioner
  • Mix in Bone Meal to planting area for immediate nutrients for the bulbs
  • Read the label for planting instructions
  • Plant bulbs right side up, and in en masse for most impact
  • Fill trench and top area with a layer of mulch
  • Water area to settle the soil