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…

‘Love Call’ Daffodil: A Lovely Addition to the Garden

After growing so many daffodil varieties this season, I have undoubtedly developed a greater appreciation for the diversity among these flowers. 'Love Call' daffodil is no exception to this. After planting a package of ten bulbs last fall, I was eager to watch as these started to bloom in the cut flower garden. Upon first…

‘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…

In Bloom: ‘Sunny Girlfriend’ Daffodils in the Cut Flower Garden

'Sunny Girlfriend' daffodil is yet another Narcissus that so often is described as displaying beautiful shades of peach and salmon. While this is definitely true, I'll admit that it wasn't initially one of my favorites. Unfortunately, like some others, this plant was hit especially hard by a spring thunderstorm. As a result, the flowers drooped…

‘Peach Cobbler’ Daffodil: An Unexpected Surprise in the Cutting Garden

When I first started gardening, one of my main motivations was to give an accurate account of the things I grew in the garden. I really focused on taking pictures, because it seemed like my plants almost never looked like the photos that were in the seed catalog. Though ordering online has definitely gotten much…

In Bloom: ‘Pink Wonder’ Daffodil

While I may have touched upon growing 'Pink Wonder' daffodil last season, I couldn't ignore it when it burst into bloom again - especially with our ongoing daffodil trial in the backyard cut flower garden. I originally began growing this flower as a part of a bargain split cup corona mix. Unlike 'Cassata' and 'Orangery,'…

Planting ‘Geranium’ Daffodil for a Profusion of Blooms

Besides 'Avalanche' Narcissus, which I have already featured on the blog, I planted very few multi-flower daffodil types. Another variety, called 'Geranium' daffodil, has easily been one of the most production flowers in this year's cut flower patch. Let's take a closer look at this beauty! Upon first glance, I honestly wasn't quite impressed with…

‘Can Can Girl’ Daffodil: Happily Dancing Its Way Through the Spring Flower Garden

'Can Can Girl' daffodil was very much of the Narcissus that I was most excited to grow last fall. For whatever reason, I'm always drawn to flowers that are full and double looking. Rather than the entire flower being double, 'Can Can Girl' daffodils are very unique. As you can see from the photos, the…

Sneak Peek: 2021 Favorite Daffodils in the Cutting Garden

Over the last weeks, I've been carefully tracking and photographing this year's trial of various daffodils. I've always love daffodils, and the opportunity to try so many different types has been very special. I plan to continue making individual posts dedicated to each type that I'm growing. However, some of these "group" photos were just…

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…