Daffodils and Turkey Time!
Every February, I get emails from people who forgot to plant their spring bulbs in fall and want to know if they’ll still come up and bloom if planted so tardily. (Answer: Maybe.) However, this year there is no reason to forget. Thanks to sheltering at home, all of us are so bored, we’ll use any excuse to get outside. (“Back in 20 minutes. Need to go get my car keys polished.”) Plant those bulbs during the Thanksgiving holidays! It’s the perfect time.
One spring bulb stands far above the rest for Southern gardens – the daffodil (Narcissus sp.). Daffodils love our climate, need little winter chill, multiply readily, take but a modicum of care, come up for decades, and neither deer nor rodents will eat them. They offer lots of different sizes and forms and colors of yellow, white, pink, and orange. Though most prefer sun, some do quite well in light shade.