Monday, March 07, 2011
First Daffodils of the Season
Over the years I've added many varieties of daffodils to my garden. No overall scheme to it, no rhyme or reason. I just buy what I like and find a space for to squeeze them in.
One year I saw 'Tete-a-Tete' coming up along a park hill-side in Georgetown -- so cute, tiny plants with multiple blooms. I bought several dozen and put them along my back fence.
Another year, I visited Brent and Becky Heath at their bulb headquarters in Gloucester, VA, and marveled at 'Katie Heath,' named after Brent's mother. It has a double-head (two blooms) on each stalk. It is white with a pale apricot trumpet. Best of all it is good at naturalizing (spreading by seed and clump). I had to have it.
What daffodils are blooming in your garden?