Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bulbs: The follow up

Since a question was asked about which bulbs, I thought it appropriate to follow up on that topic. If you have nothing and want to get the biggest bang for your buck I would always go with the daffodil. There are tons of options ranging from yellow on yellow to peachy colors that don't even remind you of daffodils. Daffodils do a fabulous job of multiplying from year to year and make an excellent choice for cutting and bringing inside. Crocus and Grape Hyacinth together run a close second. They are typically the earliest arrivals in the spring but don't have quite the impact of a daffodil. As a result they are best planted where they can be noticed i.e. close to front door or walk. Third I would put the tulip. There are many splendid options. Some don't even look like what you would call a tulip. I run tulips as my third favorite as they have a habit of petering out after several years and are not quite as reliable. That said, pleas don't resist the urge to experiment! Sometimes the "lets wait and see" of it all can be the most exciting part!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! I will heed that advise and let you know how it turns out. :)