Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio

First bloom of 2019

January 10, 2019
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Categories: Daffodil Types, Growing Daffodils, Miniatures, Pots, Species

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In typical Ohio weather style, we went from 63 degrees two days ago to 28 degrees this morning.  I grow a few daffodils in pots in the garage, under lights–the kind that don’t survive my Ohio winter weather.  Two days ago, the first bloom opened, with a second bud to come.  I foolishly left them outside with wind gusts of 40-50mph, and the second bud looks dry.  But I’m enjoying this little miniature, N. cantabricus, a species from Spain.

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3 Responses to First bloom of 2019

  1. Linda Wallpe, Ohio
    January 10, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Mary Lou,

    That’s a lovely first bloom of the season.

    And it will color coordinate with our expected 3-6″ of snow this weekend.

    Linda

  2. Oleg Amekhin, Ukraine
    January 12, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Hi Mary Lou,
    it turned out great!
    I bought an ordinary bulbocodium a couple of years ago and he died out in
    the frosty winter. Therefore, I am glad that you even managed to blossom.:)

    пт, 11 янв. 2019 г. в 06:44, daffnet <daffnet:At;daffodilusa:dot;org>:

  3. Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    Mary Lou Gripshover, Ohio
    January 12, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Hi Oleg,

    Any bloom at this time of year is great!  I’ve had a pot of N. cantabricus for several years, but this year the foliage doesn’t look so good.  I’m afraid it might not be back next year.  All the more reason to enjoy it now.  🙂

    Thanks for your comment.  I hope other daffodils do well for you this year.

    Mary Lou