Narcissus And DaffodilsInterests | April 21, 2015 | Nik Manojlovich
Narcissus and Daffodils – striking spring blooms!
My growing appreciation for Narcissus and Daffodils began when we first got our cottage. We took possession of the property in the fall and I immediately went to work planting bulbs (including crocus and snow drops) in the garden. My hope was to add a splash of colour the following spring, so I planted fifty bulbs and they delivered in spades.
I’ll never forget seeing those bright, sunny narcissus and daffodils for the first time that following spring – it was proof positive that I was onto a brilliant idea.
Since then, I’ve made it my mission to keep adding new bulbs into the mix. I’d say we now have over five-hundred bulbs in the garden, but I’ve even started tucking them into key spots in the forest that leads down to the cottage. They’re all thriving and naturalize really well.
Narcissus and daffodils come in virtually every shape and size and the varieties include a number of favourites: daffodils, daffadowndilly, narcissus, and jonquil to name a few.
They have striking flowers with six petal-like tepals that are then topped off by a trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white, cream-coloured or yellow with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona.
I thought I’d share some photos of this year’s bounty of narcissus and daffodils. To view, simply click the arrow located on the above photo and you’ll be able to scroll through to see my favourites.
Deer resistant, hearty and easy to maintain Narcissus and Daffodils are a Weekend at the Cottage favourite! Add some to your cottage garden and enjoy their stunning springtime display.
Listening to great music is an important part of every Weekend at the Cottage. I thought something mellow and soothing went well with this post so I listened to Dreaming Wide Awake – Lizz Wright. Head to iTunes to download this album and add it to your collection. I think this lovely lady is amazing!