02/27/2024 daffodils came with the house, plus bonus fungus

Why is native plant Claire moving daffodils around? I wouldn’t go out and buy more daffodils as they’re not native and I never see anything use them. However, since they were here, I divided and spread them along the row of Salvia greggii out front of the veggie beds. they’re not taking up space from anything else at the moment. I feel like a few familiar plants shows people this is deliberate and if I need the room for something else bulbs are easy to move.

Finally, soap box moment, I know purchased tulip bulbs often come with dangerous antifungals on them when purchased. I assume other bulbs do too. So if you’re a bulb fan, definitely look into trading some from a neighbor or getting organic.

A completely yellow flowered daffodil blooms brightly with a smaller bud on another plant in the background.
Just one fully open today but several are not far behind. When I found their scraggly sad stems coming up two years ago, they were all clumped together, not blooming, and in the shade in the front yard. (And we don’t have much shade in front so this was sort of impressive.). Two springs from when I divided and moved them, the daffodils are now budding and blooming!

2 Replies to “02/27/2024 daffodils came with the house, plus bonus fungus”

  1. I have bulbs given to me by friends but surely don’t buy them. I do enjoy them when they bloom.

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