More daffodils...from my garden
i just realized that i have probably collected
a greater number of daffodil varieties than any other plant in my garden.
That's because there are so many incredible little ones and they are
hands-down easy to grow...all you do is plant the bulbs then stand back
and let them do their thing.
Running through them just quickly, from memory, i count 18 varieties...so far.
Today i'm featuring two:
Both are considered heirlooms... the little marvel named N. x odorus ‘Plenus’, or Double Campernelle. As described by Scott Kunst, owner of Old House Gardens, "With dozens of petals neatly nested together as if in a perfect little rose — and just as fragrant — this tough little double daffodil has been grown and loved for over 400 years."
The fascinating blooms point skyward and--when we aren't having a horrible heat wave--the blossoms are long lasting and make wonderful cut flowers to bring indoors.
One of the most reliable, most prolific bloomers is pure white 'Thalia'. Again, from Scott: "Orchids or doves? With nodding flowers and soft white petals that sweep back dramatically from the cup, ‘Thalia’ may well remind you of both. With two or three blossoms per stem, it’s a strong, dependable grower ... the oldest garden form of the wild N. triandrus, and a definite classic."
Thick flocks of this sweetie appear in my garden every year.