Narcissus poeticus

Judy Glattstein via pbs
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 08:14:54 PDT
Jim, those 8,000 were the first year. Having left the garden of my heart 
in Connecticut I knew unless there was something to welcome my first 
spring in the new place I would be quite sad.

Bulb drill won't work here - shale rock and tree roots. I got a fish 
tail tool steel planter on a longish handle with a cross piece for my 
foot from Brent and Becky's Bulbs for daffodils and alliums. Could do 
about 100 large bulbs, many, many more smaller ones - using shovel 
because they didn't need to go so deep -  each hour. Work for a couple 
of hours, quit until the next day.

All told, over the first several years I planted about 40,000 bulbs. 
Some, especially the smaller ones, move around. Some re-seed. Some peter 

The poeticus cultivars include 'Old Pheasant Eye', 'Actaea', 'Felindre' 
maybe another one or two.

'Rijnveld's Early Sensation' has come as early as January and as late as 
end of March / very beginning of April


On 4/23/2021 10:51 AM, James Waddick via pbs wrote:
> Judy,
> 	These look great.  Hope you spread those 8,000 bulb out over a couple of years planting.  We eventually bought a bulb planting drill bit for our battery powered drill to make planting even a hundred at a time more easily done. Working as a team with one person drilling, the next planting and covering,  they go fast. The advantage to a large variety of cvs means an extended bloom season of a month and more.
> 	Of course in my climate the first to bloom ( Rynveld’s Early Sensation’) often gets freeze damage, but later buds always give some show. And late bloomers are still going.
> 			Best		Jim W.
>> On Apr 23, 2021, at 9:30 AM, Judy Glattstein via pbs <> wrote:
>> There was no garden here when we moved to New Jersey more than 20 years ago beyond a purple rhododendron and some other scruffy things. Nine acres. Not all garden (and what is garden has become too much to manage, 20 years on), mostly wooded so a portion provides our firewood for the wood burning stove each winter.
>> That first season I planted somewhere around 8,000 bulbs. Many small ones such as scilla and also daffodils. There are deer you see, looking for the newest salad bar.
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