In Bloom: ‘Salou’ Daffodils

In our last post, we took a closer look at the 'Lingerie' daffodil. In seeing these photos, I can't deny the uncanny resemblance between it and the 'Salou' daffodil. Admittedly, the two looked almost identical when picked in person. Fortunately, the photos do a better job of showing the very subtle difference in color. 'Salou'…

‘Extravaganza’ Daffodils: Delightfully Double Orange and White Blooms

'Extravaganza' daffodils were among the very last of the Narcissus to start blooming in the garden. In fact, they bloomed so late in the season that I had nearly missed the opportunity to photograph them. Fortunately, I was able to take a few pictures just after a late spring rain storm had finished. 'Extravaganza' daffodils…

In Bloom: ‘Pink Champagne’ Daffodils

In the online catalog, 'Pink Champagne' daffodils promised large fluffy double blooms - and it definitely delivered! Though 'Pink Champagne' daffodils are very similar to the blooms of a few other types of daffodils that I have in the garden this season, their late bloom period made them a Narcissus that was worth having in…

Disappointing Daffodils: ‘Dick Wilden’

'Dick Wilden' daffodil was easily one of the varieties that I was most excited to see bloom for the first time. I had first seen it growing on Instagram and was drawn to the magnificent double blooms. At the last minute, I decided to order a package of ten bulbs. By the time they had…

‘Double Star’ Daffodils: Huge Blooms for the Cut Flower Garden

Our last few posts have featured daffodil flowers that look surprisingly similar. The last of those is the 'Double Star' daffodil. Though the overall color and bloom is very like some other varieties, 'Double Star' daffodils do have some very notable characteristics. Foremost, these blooms are huge. 'Double Star' daffodil easily produced the largest flowers…

‘Lingerie’ Daffodils are Pretty Fancy!

  With a name like this, I'll admit that I was somewhat hesitant to purchase 'Lingerie' daffodil bulbs last year. Okay, I'm totally joking! I always love plants and flowers with fun variety names and this one was no exception. I was really eager to add to my collection of double daffodils and it seemed…

In Bloom: ‘Acropolis’ Double Daffodil

This month has been absolutely filled with flowers. It's amazing what can happen with a little bit of hardwork, investment, and patience. Today, I wanted to take a closer look at these gorgeous 'Acropolis' daffodils. These Narcissus were among the first that I ordered when I initially set out to explore the various "fancier" types…

In Bloom: ‘Replete’ Daffodils

Today, we're focusing on yet another lovely double flower. 'Replete' daffodils open to bright white, with peachy pastel shades around where one would anticipate the cup. As the flowers open, the peach color is much darker. I actually prefer the bloom after they have been open a few days. This allows the color to slowly…

In Bloom: ‘Art Design’ Daffodils

Depending upon what website you visit, it always seems that the look of 'Art Design' daffodils is different. Sometimes, the flowers look carnation-like with full blooms. Other times, the flowers have a prominent double cup that is packed with petals. In growing my own, I quickly discovered that much of this has to do with…