Daffodils?

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  1. Von Jones

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    When I planted my daffodils it was to welcome Spring. They were the first color of the season that brightened up my backyard and the other gardens would follow. I noticed the second year that they were not as tall, the blooms were smaller and the leaves were like straws. Well my daffodils have not bloomed in two years. All I have seen are the leaves. I have no idea why. Do daffodils go dormant, I wonder, probably, but I'm done waiting for them to come out of dormancy. I have decided to dig them up and put all 12 of them in containers.
     
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    I am trying to remember; but I don't think that my daffodils blossomed this year either. I only have a few of them, and keep intending to set out more bulbs because I love the early color that they bring. The hyacinth bloomed , I remember seeing and smelling that awesome fragrance; but I don't think the daffodils bloomed at all, so maybe it was jut something to do with how the winter went this year, or when spring arrived, and not your daffodils specifically, @Von Jones .
    I had planted a few along the curb by the street, interspersed with the irises, which came up delightfully, and I am not sure that even the leaves showed up this year. maybe mine all died. I will go and look and see if i can see any of the plants out there at all.
     
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    So I'm not the only one who has experienced this. I thought the weather might have something to do with it. There were some unusual warm spells before Spring and then we had a couple of Arctic blasts come through. The daffodils were my first garden venture and after the first year of blooming I so looked forward to the next Spring to see them again.

    I have a few hyacinths too but again only one bloomed and the leaves on the others. I might dig those up and put them in containers too.
     
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    I planted daffodils one time, and there is only one that comes up, all by itself. It must be lonely. I planted some impatiens this year, and yesterday they had a really good price on hanging baskets at Kroger so I got one. I believe they are petunias. I hung them on a hook that is in the yard for just such occassions. They look nice out there and give the area a splash of color.
     
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    I'm going to tack a question about daffodils onto this thread, rather than start a new one.

    Today I dug up some bulbs that got moved near a gate by accident when I was shoveling dirt around. There couldn't have been many at the time, or I would have noticed them. There were almost 50 bulbs down there!

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    About half are large, and the rest very small, less than an inch diameter. What should I do with them? Store them until winter? How? Will the small ones survive?

    This is how they looked 2 years ago. Only 4 bloomed. I forget how many bloomed this spring. About the same, I think.

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    @Nancy Hart , can you replant them? I would replant them where you want them to be with plenty of bone meal or phosphate rock, as bulbs and tubers that produce blooms require phosphorus to bloom.
     
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    Sounds good. Thanks, Don. ... I live in Georgia, hot and humid, warm winters, in case that makes a difference.
     
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    You might want to wait until the weather cools a bit so they don't get a lot of growth before winter. Keep the bulbs cool, and perhaps plant them in October.
     
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