After one of the longest, hardest winters ever, signs of spring are especially welcome. Nothing says “spring” quite like daffodils popping up in the garden. Their bright yellow or white and orange heads are a cheery contrast to the just-waking-up surroundings.
We naturalized daffodil bulbs into the lawn a few years back. This year, a friend of our daughter thought the daffodils were “really cute”, while our daughter just rolled her eyes! It’s not everyone’s cup of tea for sure, but it’s a whimsical landscaping choice that we like.
Bulbs are truly one of the garden gifts that keeps on giving. Year after year, their flowers continue to add color and life to the garden — or lawn, as the case may be.
Planting bulbs is a future oriented activity. You don’t get satisfaction in the short-term; in contrast, seeds pop up fairly quickly (usually) and sets or seedlings offer immediate success (or failure soon after!) Bulbs are set-it-and-forget-it garden work. Come spring, the garden can suddenly surprise both you and your neighbors with a riot of color and joy.