Daffodils, Tulips and Narcissus - Spring Messengers
Daffodils, tulips, and narcissus comprise a trio of three spring flower harbingers that many gardeners feel they can't live without. These flowering bulbs never fail to top the list in popularity. As such, here are some tips for growing daffodils, tulips, and narcissus. Apply them and you will enjoy a wonderful spring flower garden.
- Plant daffodils, tulips, and narcissus in large flowerbeds for a dramatic spring display. Space your flower bulb varieties close together. Pay attention to type, foliage, height, and blooming period to place them properly. When planting daffodils, tulips, and narcissus, make sure you plant the higher-growing flower bulbs toward the back.
- Daffodils, tulips, and narcissus make excellent border plants, too. Plant them along the side of your yard, a shrub row, drive, or pathway. Use no less than ten bulbs of the same variety to make an exciting visual impact. Also, remember that taller varieties of daffodils, tulips, and narcissus work better as borders than the smaller types.
- Don't forget daffodils, tulips, and narcissus make grand springtime statements in other, less formal, types of plantings. Try them in a wide expanse of lawn, an open field, or in a rock garden. Just be careful not to run them over when mowing: Bulbs need their whole leaves to store reserves for the following season. However, daffodils, tulips, and narcissus almost always emerge before grass needs mowing.
- Incorporating daffodils, tulips, and narcissus in your spring flower landscape often proves initially laborious, but the rewards far outweigh any negatives! Utilizing a bulb-planting tool helps tremendously. Once established daffodils, tulips, and narcissus multiply easily by themselves.
- The bloom time for daffodils, tulips, and narcissus lasts altogether around four months. Staggered flowering times, different heights, and a rainbow of colors makes planting daffodils, tulips, and narcissus an excellent way to beautify your yard.
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