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 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 Bloom: ‘Chato’ Double Pink Tulips

I have been trying to get my hands on some 'Chato' tulip bulbs for several seasons. After browsing catalogs online, I was totally drawn to their intense highly saturated pink color. Now that they're in full bloom out in the yard, I'm very happy to report that I was not dissappointed! Like most other double…

In the Garden: ‘Bella Blush’ Single Tulips

With such limited space in the garden, it is very seldom that I select single tulip to grow. However, I had to make an exception for the 'Bella Blush' tulip - because it was pink! In my constant search for pastel pink flowers, I knew immediately that I wanted to give this cultivar a try.…

In Bloom: ‘Avant Garde’ Double Tulips

When it comes to planting fall bulbs, tulips are my kryptonite - I just can't get enough of them! 'Avant Garde' tulips are a new addition to my cut flower garden this year, and I could not be more pleased! Like most double tulips, 'Avant Garde' produces large peony-like blooms. Their coloration is also quite…

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,…

In Bloom: ‘Easter Born’ Daffodil

Despite my best efforts to make videos and update the blog in a timely manner, sometimes the weather simply does not cooperate. Such is the case with this post, which was delayed after receiving several days of hard rain. 'Easter Born' daffodils are a very large double bloom with a very pale yellow accents. While…

‘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 the Garden: ‘Sorbet’ Split-Corona Daffodils

'Sorbet' daffodils are new to me this year. Though I've managed to collect quite a few different varieties of what I call "fancy" daffodils, 'Sorbet' definitely offers something different. As a split corona type, the center cup has a very unique appearance. The coloration of each petal in the cup is one of my favorite…