My Daffodils have been in bloom for several days now. These are in one of my front gardens in full sun. Daffodils do best in full sun, though they will grow in partial shade. They’re usually not picky about their soil, but good drainage is key. If kept too wet, their roots could rot. Planting on hillsides or in raised beds is ideal.

The Daffodil symbolizes rebirth and new beginnings, which makes perfect sense since it’s one of the first flowers to bloom at the end of winter. Depending on the variety of plants, they can bloom as early as late February, like mine, or as late as May. They typically flower from six weeks upto six months, depending on where you live and what variety you grow. When finished blooming, the leaves will stay green while the bulbs are rebuilding for next year’s regrowth. There’s no need to tie or band the leaves, once leaves turn yellow and dry, you can cut them back. Enjoy them because they’ll be gone before we know it.

Kandy Riley

MGV, Clermont County

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  1. Kandy-
    I wish you had been “pushier” touting the glories of daffodils. Careful selection of varieties and placement can get one a glorious 2+ month display of EVER- ENLARGING masses of color. And daffodils come in such a variety of shapes and colors, Some even smell nice, plus they are deer-proof and mole proof–largely to the “anti-freeze” that runs through them and enables them to bloom in the cold. I get the physical McClure and Zimmerman catalog ( on line is not as informative at all) and as a member of OAGC, I see the Brent and Becky catalog. These two give bloom times as well as color, height, etc. for good info anc choices.

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