April 6, 2010
The daffodils and narcissus are up and just ready to break out in bloom. This is our third spring here. The careful culling and ripping out we have done to this point has paid off. Several of the spring bulbs including the daffodils have started naturalizing so we have clumps both spreading and popping up where there were none. If we stay here which right now is up in the air [we do have our house up for sale but have had second thoughts] I will be encouraging the naturalization process using a scattered bulb planting method in the fall. This is a rather interesting method of planting. What you do is grab a handful of bulbs then toss lightly in the air over the lawn. When they land is where you plant them. One of the best examples of this method is Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. It is a gorgeous display in spring!