And the time was right to add a little color to the early spring line-up. During our first spring here 12 years ago, the front garden came alive with bright red and yellow Tulips, which the rabbits have slowly destroyed over the years. I won’t plant more Tulips here until I have a dog to chase away the long-eared demons.
But rabbit-resistant Daffodils are a different story! No time to lose.
I decided to plant large-cupped, bright yellow Narcissus ‘
,’ which look similar to these mini-Daffodils, but grow to 16-18 inches tall. Carlton
I determined where to plant the bulbs, and divided them into equal piles.
Daffodils need to be planted to a depth of 6-8 inches. (Check out this handy bulb-planting guide, and follow the instructions on your bulbs' packaging.) A handled bulb planter doesn’t make much sense for this job, so I grabbed the shovel.
I checked to make sure each planting hole was deep enough, and then carefully placed the bulbs.
I added lava rocks at various depths to discourage little digging critters from disturbing the bulbs, and covered the top layer with bark mulch.
All that’s left is to look forward to the transformation and the big reveal in April.
Sheesh, that’s a long way off!