Monday, March 2, 2015

Flowers of the Month: Daffodil

Daffodils are a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants in the amaryllis family. Daffodils are a conspicuous flowers with six petal-like sepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow (orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting colored sepals and corona. 

How to take care of Daffodils 

Since Daffodils are bloom mainly in the Spring they do need sun exposure. So make sure that you're planting them were they will get plenty of sun. Also be sure to use fertilizer when planting your Daffodils, Daffodils will tolerate some crowding but prefer to be spaced 3 to 6 inches apart. After they bloom in the spring, allow the plants to grow until they die off. They need time after bloom to store energy in the bulbs for next year. To remove the dead plants, either snip them off at the base, or twist the leaves while pulling lightly. When cut, daffodils should be kept alone in a vase, as their stems secrete a fluid that promotes the wilting of other flowers. If you must combine them, soak them by themselves for as long as possible, then rinse them and add them to the arrangement last.

I hope this post was insightful to all your Daffodil needs, Happy March! and may you're Daffodils bloom beautifully. 

That come before the swallow dares, and take
The winds of March with beauty.
–William Shakespere, The Winter's Tale

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