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Plant of the Week – Daffodil

Well well well, mother nature may just be reading this blog and my weather complaints!  This week has been so refreshing!  I have been outside busily installing a patio project, next to the Monon Trail in downtown Carmel, and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.  It really got me in the mood for landscaping, sports, hiking and of course, more landscaping!  This week I could not decide on a plant to write about, so I wrote a few down, closed my eyes and pointed at my list.  My fairly juvenile, but effective method of plant selection means we will be discussing the Daffodil this week.

Daffodils are stunning when planted together!

Daffodils are stunning when planted together!

Narcissus, more commonly known by the name Daffodils in Indiana, are a genus of early spring blooming perennial plants.  Generally having white or yellow blooms, Daffodils have a trumpet shaped bloom with six petals that truly bring a blast of color to your front yard.  Being hardy and low maintenance perennials, they are great plants for even the most novice of gardeners!   Simply plant your Daffodil bulbs in the fall, with about three inches of soil on top of the bulb.  Daffodils like sun, so a sunny or partial shade location would be best.   As far as fitting them into your garden, well really its hard to go wrong, but I would suggest clumping them together throughout the landscape and allow them to naturalize.

Thanks for reading and have a great week everyone!

A yard full of spring blooming flowers, including the Daffodil!

A yard full of spring blooming flowers, including the Daffodil!

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