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To A Gardener Labor Day Isn't The Last Day Of Summer

By Ray Allen

It's The First Day Of Spring! 

Nice cool days. Beautiful leaves. To a gardener, it's always the golden opportunity to begin planning an even better season next year. From now on, we all have a few delicious weeks to put in seed and bulbs to create an almost automatic spectacle for next spring and summer. Yes, fall is the preferred time for planting wildflower seeds to many experts...after all, nature plants seeds in the fall. And no good gardener lets fall go by without putting at least a few tulips, daffodils and lilies into the ground.

Several years ago, we at American Meadows came up with a new product that combines the two--wildflower seeds and daffodils--into one simple fall project. If you buy the combo, (50 golden daffodils plus a pound of seed for your region)* it's not only bargain priced, but you have just one simple project to have it all.----pick the spot, bare the soil, stick in the daffodils, overseed the wildflowers, and you're done. The photos above show you how it will look in spring--Dutch Master daffodils first, and then when they're gone, your wildflowers in early summer. A couple of hours work now gives you thousands of flowers once winter is gone.

It's really simple. Your daffodils will bloom before your wildflowers, and while they're blooming, your wildflower seeds will sprout and make a handsome green carpet beneath them. Then in a few weeks, the wildflowers will be taller and cover the dying daffodil foliage, which means another problem is solved.

  1. Large Cupped Daffodil Bulbs Ice Follies, Narcissus

    This large-cupped daffodil beauty brings elegance to the spring garden with strong, white petals and a ruffled, yellow center. Make sure to plant extra for gorgeous spring bouquets! ...

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    Ice Follies Large Cupped Daffodil Large Cupped Daffodil Ice Follies Narcissus Ice Follies
    $10.65 Sale $7.99
    Per Bag of 8
    This large-cupped daffodil beauty brings elegance to the spring garden with strong, white petals and a ruffled, yellow center. Make sure to plant extra for gorgeous spring bouquets! (Narcissus)
  2. White Double Daffodil Bulbs Cheerfulness, Narcissus, Double Flowering Daffodils

    Cheerfulness is the classic, fragrant multi-flowering double that started it all. Like a sweet smelling gardenia.(Narcissus)...

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    Cheerfulness Double Daffodil Double Flowering Daffodil Cheerfulness Narcissus Cheerfulness
    $11.99 Sale $8.99
    Per Bag of 8
    Cheerfulness is the classic, fragrant multi-flowering double that started it all. Like a sweet smelling gardenia.(Narcissus)
  3. Orange and Yellow Miniature Daffodil Bulbs Jetfire, Narcissus cyclamineus, Daffodil

    This dwarf daffodil has deep yellow petals and a corona that ranges from orange to red, creating floral fireworks when it blooms. (Narcissus cyclamineus)...

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    Jetfire Miniature Daffodil Daffodil Jetfire Narcissus cyclamineus Jetfire
    $9.99 Sale $7.49
    Per Bag of 8
    This dwarf daffodil has deep yellow petals and a corona that ranges from orange to red, creating floral fireworks when it blooms. (Narcissus cyclamineus)
  4. Yellow and White Butterfly Daffodil Bulbs Smiling Twin, Narcissus, Butterfly Daffodils

    This stunning bi-color Daffodil boasts a ruffled, yellow center set on gorgeous, pure-white petals. Smiling Twin is a true conversation-starter in any garden....

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    Smiling Twin Butterfly Daffodil Butterfly Daffodil Smiling Twin Narcissus Smiling Twin
    $30.65 Sale $22.99
    Per Bag of 50
    This stunning bi-color Daffodil boasts a ruffled, yellow center set on gorgeous, pure-white petals. Smiling Twin is a true conversation-starter in any garden.
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