A Deluge of Daffodils
I’m happy to announce that this year’s Daffodils in containers are a great success. The dozen pots planted with Daffodil bulbs last fall are now bursting with blooms.
All the Daffodil containers are currently brightening the back garden. Here are some on the patio, guarded by Rupert the Rooster.
And on the back steps. Please disregard the recycling bin.
And near the Silver Maple.
You may be familiar with this view of the Daffodils blooming in the Parkway Bed. It never got as floriferous as I had hoped because those few days of very warm weather caused a lot of Daffodil blooms to go over pretty quickly.
On the other hand, for reasons I don’t understand, the Daffodils in containers bloomed fairly late. As a result, they extended our Daffodil season.
The bulbs planted in containers came from a Colorblends bulb mix that Judy and I won at last year’s Garden Bloggers Fling in DC (200 free bulbs! Yay!). When it comes to Tulips, I prefer to pick each species and variety I plant. With Daffodils, though, I’m not as picky, so I’m willing to be surprised. As Forrest Gump might have said, life is like a sack of mixed Colorblends bulbs.
Here are some of my favorites.
Of course, one disadvantage of this sort of mix is that you don’t know the variety names. If you can ID any of these Daffodil varieties, I’d be grateful.
Now I know this has to be a Poeticus Daffodil because of the red rim. Haven’t a clue which one, of course.
Could this be ‘Mt. Hood’?
As you might have noticed, I generally prefer the simpler Daffodil forms. There were also quite a few double forms and other gussied-up varieties. I’m not as fond of these, though they still look good to me if mixed in with simpler types. Judy likes them, though.
Could this one be the same as the one above? Not sure if that crown will keep opening.
Where do you stand on the single versus double Daffodil question? Have you tried growing any Daffodils in containers?