Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Favs and a couple new this year bulbs.

Sabine Hay Narcissus, it's cutting edge breeding that will no doubt lead to interesting future cultivars. The differences are subtle, but the petals are orangey-er than found in other narcissus, there are no Orange petals yet... it is found only in the cups. Look carefully and you will see a little hook at the center of the petals too. Will we see teeth and fringy edges on Narcissus soon? Hmmm.... see I told you, it's the stuff of hybridizing dreams, very exciting!

Muscari Pink Sunrise, I had to try this, if you love your blue Grape Hyacinth you will need to have this one.

Iris Lion King, a must have if you want something different, can't wait to see this in bloom.

Iris Eye of the Tiger, was my favorite new bulb last Spring.

Tulip Blue Wow, the name says it all!

Deer Resistant Spring Bulbs

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Dafodils are in!

It's time to plant Spring bulbs. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and get them in now. Daffodils will in fact continue to grow through the cool weather so since bigger bulbs are better, the earlier the better for them.

We have some amazing new Daffodil's released this year, as well as some great tried and true cultivar. Daffodils really are the heralds of Spring. And best of all, deer don't eat them.

Cool Flame

Cool flame is just as it says, a stunning bright white, with a large cup that starts out apricot, and then pure flaming orange almost red.

Irene Copeland
So, so pretty! Irene Copeland is a perfect blend of white and yellow petals, it looks like a starburst.
This beauty is truly unique and will add a lot of pizazz to your Spring border. For a truly elegant Spring bouquet and a few of these dazzlers to the vase.

For a change from the typical trumpet daffodils try Tripartite, a split corona narcissus( note how the cup is split and lays flat). It's a vigorous grower with the added bonus of a sweet fragrance.

White Marvel
An unusual looking white Narcissus with a frilly closely packed double cup. White Marvel is another good choice to add interest to cut flower arrangements.

We have several other Daffodils to choose from, as well as some great mixes.