January 6, 2014
Where to plant daffodils in the desert
Since I've planted lots of bulbs, all over the place, I'd say that the three most important things are location, location, location. So, if you want to follow my lead, just plant bulbs all over the place and wait to see how they do. But I've drawn some conclusions as to the best place to plant them.
• Plant daffodils (narcissus) in a sunny area. If you live in the desert, like I do, that doesn't sound difficult, but it's surprising how shade moves from month to month. What might be sunny when you plant the bulbs in September may not be sunny when the flowers need to bloom four months later.
• Plant daffodils at the bottom of a slope. They like water, and if they dry out, they either look terrible, or die. Mostly they die. On the other hand, if they sit in way too much water, they will rot. The solution is to plant several along the slope. At some point, there will be a place that is just right.
I planted this bulb so many years ago, I can't remember. I've been writing this blog for many years, and they pre-date it. And that's part of what is so cool about bulbs, they come back year after year.
Posted by Brad Hall