Whether you call those pretty yellow flowers daffodils, narcissus or even jonquils, the flowers that pop up in spring, whose flower is made up of petals surrounding a cup, are worth the little effort to plant in autumn.
Note-Taking Helps Fall Planting
And that is the conundrum, remembering all the way through the summer months to autumn to plant those bulbs that will give you swaths of yellow flowers you are admiring now.
And so it is for spring flowering bulbs, now is the time to make notes on the daffodils you are noticing and find the places to order your bulbs in time to have them for fall planting.
Finding Daffodil Bulbs
Frank Nyikos wrote a couple of articles for Decoded Plants that will help you see daffodils from another angle.
Gardeners love Dutch bulbs! But in the United States, he suggests checking out local or regional bulb growers.
He also writes about hybridizers and their thoughts on the intermediate daffodils, in an interview about the medium bulbs that are not petites nor the tall towering choices.
Spring Flowering Bulbs
Remember to mix your bulbs so you have some blooming in early spring, late spring and in early summer . Together, your garden will span the season with sunny yellow flowers to help you stay gardening.