Thank you so much for your post on daffodils and the link to the blog article. I had my husband plant 300 bulbs along the driveway because I had a back injury and couldn’t complete the job myself. He had been completely indifferent about the garden until that ephiphany—the work of digging 300 holes in the fall, holding your breath, keeping the faith until spring. THey came up later than the neighbors’ daffs, and he was sure they would never bloom–then they did–gorgeous drifts of yellow, a fabulous display. I had a convert. Finally! But alas, they did not flower the next year. I tried fertilizing in early spring, but no luck. Do you suggest a particular fertiizer for this problem? Next year, will fertilize again and also try to have some tree work done to let in more light. It is a very wooded property. I will keep trying. Don’t want my new gardening partner to be discouraged.
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.