George Dorner, Illinois

Query

June 29, 2008
By

Categories: Growing Daffodils, Landscapes and Naturalized Daffodils

Download PDF

Here’s a query from Rob Berube of Rye, NY,   title=,  pertaining to the Grow side of our interests. It is really a general gardening question with a daffodil twist. What advice do you have for Rob?

I’ll collate any responses, or send just my own if there are no others, and forward the results back here and to Rob. Or, respond directly to Rob and mention that you saw this on Daffnet.
A friend locally did a similar project on a larger spread along a long driveway. He had about 3,000 poets – Pheasant’s Eye – intermingled with yellow tulips. This made a stunning approach to his house for the early season. But the area was difficult to keep tidy and attractive after the spring season. 
Thanks.

Hello- I have two questions:
 
1) I have a triangle that measures 3’ W one end 8-10’W on opposite end and 15-20’L. It sits between two roads that are part of a neighborhood commons and I want to fix it up and have a “sea of flowers” for April-Aug/Sept here in coastal NH (zone 5).
 
So picture this with a combination of Black Eyed Susans and Yellow Daffodils…Now what I need to figure out is: do I mix them up in compact form, or plant the daffodils in front and BE Susans in rear? What do you think would look better. Am concerned about health and appear of mixing them- Obviously, they will bloom at different times, why I thought I’d be ok to mix them.
 
Can you think of any other flowers/colors that are low enough 12-20” that would blend in well?
 
 
2)  Can you give me 2-3 mail order houses you recommend I get my order in of Daffodils- should I do that now?
Thank You,
 
Rob
Rye, NH

 
 
 

George Dorner
 title=
 
+=+=+=+=+=+=+= Anagram for Today +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=
A TELEPHONE GIRL
repeating “hello”
 

 

George Dorner
 title=

+=+=+=+=+=+=+= Anagram for Today +=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=+=

Domain Names
Ammonia Ends



3 responses to “Query”

  1. Bill Lee says:


    In a message dated 6/29/2008 8:02:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,  title= writes:

    Here’s a query from Rob Berube of Rye, NY,   title=,  pertaining to the Grow side of our interests. It is really a general gardening question with a daffodil twist. What advice do you have for Rob?
    I’ll collate any responses, or send just my own if there are no others, and forward the results back here and to Rob. Or, respond directly to Rob and mention that you saw this on Daffnet.

    I have several garden beds that are home to both my perennials and daffodils. To do this, I go under the theory that I need to use perennials that have low watering requirements so that I am not saturating the dormant daffodils during the hot months and contributing to rot.
    Rudbeckias are an excellent start. Also think echinaceas (there are so many new very pretty ones), liatris, platycodon, feverfew, achillea, and the tamer goldenrods.
    Bill Lee


    Gas prices getting you down? Search AOL Autos for fuel-efficient used cars.

  2. Loyce McKenzie, Mississippi Loyce McKenzie says:
    I’m hoping you all will post answers to Daffnet as well as sending them to Rob. Plenty of us would like to know the good answers, and often others ask us.
    Loyce McKenzie

    —-

  3. John Beck says:

    Thankyou George
    I am not one to have
    useful advice, but this sounds
    very nice. Perphaps place the daffodils BEHIND
    the R (hmmm what are black eyed susans?
    Rudbeckia?) They will be hidden as the
    flowers grow. I might try a tazetta;
    my tazetta foliage is still bright green
    and my Rudbeckia have begun to bloom..
    Black Eyed Susans bloom for a long time-
    What about pansies in front?
    They can be a different color
    or they come in solid yellow, yellow and purple
    and yello and almost black,
    then BES then Daffodils, I would not add much as
    you risk getting a mess.
    I like the non daffodil species as they are excellent
    butterfly plants. I would add two other butterfly plants if you need an accent: A. tuberosa(in orange though a beautiful yellow and a nice red are commonly available) and Little Bluestem(possibly too tall for your needs)
    John Beck