A-to-Z Challenge, Daylily

D is for Daffodils

Day 4 – A-to-Z Challenge – A few of my favorite things

My absolute favorite perennial D flower are day lilies, of just about any variety. I had 28 varieties in my former home’s garden, and honestly, the only thing I miss from that house is them. I did try to salvage a few, but I’m most likely going to have to start a fresh collection here at the new place.

In the meantime, my favorite bulb flower would have to be daffodils. Charming, cheerful, and simply the best introduction to spring! Deer won’t touch them, so they will survive if they happen to live nearby. So dependable. Here is my very first bloom in my new yard this year.

“Ice King” daffodil

I thought I wanted to “naturalize” them in the front yard, but I’m not sure that was such a great idea. As wonderful as they look coming up in the lawn, they will be a challenge when we have to cut the grass here shortly.

You really want to let the greens die back, at least until they turn yellow, as the greens will nourish the bulbs for next year’s blooms. I’m probably going to transplant them after this season.

4 thoughts on “D is for Daffodils”

  1. I haven’t had a lot of variety in my daffodils until this year. Now I might be hooked! I added Original Poet’s to my garden, and Ice Follies. Most of mine are Tete-a-Tete. But, not so much as with daylilies! I am still a beginner with those. I added four new ones this year to my American Revolution and Bonanza. two from just Walmart, and two from a catalog nursery. They all look as good as the others. Then I have eight little babies grown from seed (collected at the library) that I hope will bloom the same lemon yellow, but that might not be. I have decided to fill my front yard with daylilies! Oh, I also have the orange “ditch lilies” which I actually purchased and they are sooo beautiful!

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