New Additions: ‘Chromacolor’ Daffodils

Over the course of starting my own very small daffodil collection, there were always several varieties I skipped over when placing an order for bulbs. For whatever reason, the 'Chromacolor' daffodil never seemed to make the final cut. With its seemingly "normal" appearance, I just wasn't sure I could have justified spending the extra money.…

Growing ‘White Explosion’ Daffodils for the First Time

Since beginning my collection of backyard daffodils, a true double white variety was one which I was truly missing. In my effort to find a nice pure white flower, I decided to try growing 'White Explosion' daffodil. After one season in the garden, I am so incredibly pleased with their addition. When the 'White Explosion'…

In a Vase: Vibrant Spring Colors

Now that the flowers have started to bloom, it's been pretty difficult to stay on top of picking bouquets. Today, I really wanted to quickly share an arrangement that was made last week. The combination of flowers is pretty simple. It contains two different types of daffodils and two different types of tulips. The above…

In Bloom: ‘Cosmopolitan’ Daffodils

This season marks the first spring that I've grown 'Cosmopolitan' daffodils. Unlike the more traditional varieties that I grow, each stem produces clusters of much smaller blooms. Still, the coloration of each cup is quite pretty, with subtle shades of pink and creamy yellow. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to take too many photos before some…

In the Garden: ‘Delibes’ Daffodil

If you've been following along in my "big daffodil adventure" over the last couple seasons, you already know that it is seldom that I select yellow flowers to grow. Don't get me wrong - yellow flowers are beautiful. However, it's just a matter of personal preference. When I saw 'Delibes' daffodils in an online catalog,…

‘Soestdijk’ Daffodils: Easy to Grow, Impossible to Say

As a Kentuckian, I'm frequently corrected on my pronunciation of words. Even when I pronounce them "correctly," people often can't resist pointing out the dialectical differences of the way that I speak - oh, well. Still, these 'Soestdijk' daffodils are certainly not something I can pronounce. Photos that I've seen online show 'Soestdijk' daffodils with…

In Bloom: ‘Popeye’ Daffodil

In my ever constant quest to expand the collection of fancy daffodils growing in my yard, I was more than excited to find a pack of 'Popeye' daffodils at my local garden center. 'Popeye' daffodils are very similar to 'Art Design' daffodils, which can also be found here on the blog. Rather than being yellow,…

PHS Daffodils – PART 1

Last fall, I made my first order from PHS daffodils. PHS specializes in hard-to-find narcissus. Though much more expensive than large wholesalers, I absolutely couldn't resist taking the plunge to buy some of these unique varieties. Below, you'll find the daffodils that are currently blooming in my garden. Above, is the the 'Lavender Bell' daffodil.…

‘Apricot Whirl’ Daffodils Are Absolutely Stunning!

One of my main goals last growing season was to make a rather large planting of what I consider to be "fancy" daffodils. While my definition of "fancy" is pretty loose, these 'Apricot Whirl' daffodils certainly seem to fit the bill. Last year, I had failed to order them, as they were just a little…

MARCH 2022: CUT FLOWER GARDEN UPDATE

After what feels like one of the longest winters ever, I'm so eager to finally get back into the garden! Now that everything has started to grow, let's take a quick look around at what's growing. One of the most important tasks I've accomplished this March is taking down the large plastic hoop house. It's…