Saturday, October 15, 2011

Daffodil growing tips from around North America

Photo courtesy #FleurChat

The #FleurChat daffodil chatterers are everywhere from British Columbia to the Deep South. We had fun talking daffodils when I was honored to be the #FleurChat guest.

Read about their favorite daffodil varieties, growing tips, and how many bulbs they're planting right now (lots!) in the transcript from our convivial #FleurChat about daffodils.

#FleurChat is a Twitter event on alternate Thursdays at 6 p.m. Pacific time.

recent guest on #FleurChat was Kathy Jentz, editor/publisher of Washington Gardener magazine, and member of the board of the Garden Writers Association, talking about her favorite flowers for the D.C. zone 7 climate.

An earlier guest was Debra Lee Baldwin, Queen of Succulents, with comments on blooming succulents and cacti.

The mastermind behind #FleurChat? Fern Richardson, whose new book Small Space Container Gardens is top of the hit parade of forthcoming garden books. Fern will be speaking at a garden show near you in 2012.

For more daffodil tips, click on DAFFODIL INFORMATION at the top of this blog. Please add your ideas in the comment section here about what daffodils to plant and why. Questions too, if you have any.

Looking forward to February, when my 'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' will get daffodil season underway here in Zone 7b.

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Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor said...

I love daffodils, so this will be interesting to read the links you have posted. I don't get daffodils down here in the Houston TX area, but growing up I lived in Kansas and remember the daffodils very well.

NellJean said...

If I don't go back and look at previous years' daffodils, I'll be ordering off when bulbs go to half price just as it is a good time to plant here. Oh, wait, there are Hawera bulbs dug early summer waiting now with some purchased bulbs, Ice Follies and Cheerfulness and some Muscari which are never overly happy here but they were part of a package. Tulips are already potted and in the fridge along with hyacinths for forcing. Paperwhites are in a brown bag awaiting the perfect times for putting in tall glass cylinders with stones. Unless I remind myself what is where, I'll succumb to the siren song of the bulb vendors despite myself.

Pomona Belvedere said...

DP, always happy to read more details on bulbs, so thanks for providing them! Fern Richardson's books look excellent. And NellJean, I think we might share some of the same there a Bulbs Anonymous?

webdesign Berlin said...

Love Defodils.. awesome shot

"Daffodil Planter" Charlotte Germane said...

Paula Jo, Can you grow Tazetta daffodils? Jonquils? They are the best kinds for warm climates.

NellJean and Pomona, Let me know where the meeting is...