Bulbs are up

Last fall, I planted more than 600 bulbs at our new house.  This narcissus is one I’ve grown before and an all-time favorite. “Minnow” is only about eight inches tall, but it spreads readily. It’s a Tazetta type, with several flowers on each stem. Like other Tazettas, it’s also fragrant. Look at the impact just two stems have in a small vase. I bought 50 for $13.75, so they’re also incredibly inexpensive.

Here it is, growing in the mossy lawn.

This is an old-fashioned classic, “Professor Einstein,” which dates back to 1940. It, too, is fragrant.

This narcissus, a bit later than the others, is opening now. It’s called “Avalanche,” presumably because of the amazing number of blooms on each stem. Like Minnow, it’s a Tazetta, but it is much older, dating all the way back to 1906.

I had to resist the temptation to plant more bulbs. I’ll add some in the fall, but all the cultivars I planted are known to naturalize (which is the whole point) so they need lots of room to spread.

It’s so rewarding to finally see the results of all my work. I’ll post more photos as other bulbs emerge.

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About dirtynailz

Writer for a daily newspaper, gardener, tree hugger, orchid-grower, photographer, animal lover, hiker, wilderness seeker. Proponent of clover in the lawn and a dog on the bed.
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2 Responses to Bulbs are up

  1. CJ Wright says:

    A beautiful payoff for your hard work.

    Like

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