08 March 2016

Flower of the Month: Daffodils


Daffodils are the flower most associated with March and it really it is a perfect choice. It is generally in March that daffodils first peek out through the winter soil. Their bright yellow coloring simply adds to their appeal. It is no wonder why daffodils symbolize rebirth and rejuvenation.

This perennial is a great addition between shrubs or in a border. The flowers are also excellent for cutting.

As the flowers fade, you can deadhead the plants to maintain a neater appearance. Once these fragrant plants are done blooming, let the plant grow until they die off naturally. This allows the plant time to store energy in the bulbs to bloom again the following year. Once dead, snip them at the base of the stem and apply bonemeal to the soil.

Being of the Narcissus family, daffodils are more resistant to deer, squirrels, and rabbits.


© Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman, 2016
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