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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. Dutch Master Trumpet Daffodil, Narcissus

    Dutch Master or King Alfred Improved has been America's favorite daffodil for decades. It's great for naturalizing and creates the perfect early burst of classic yellow color. (Narci...

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    Dutch Master Trumpet Daffodil Trumpet Daffodil Narcissus
    As low as $9.32 Sale $6.99
    Per Bag of 8
    Dutch Master or King Alfred Improved has been America's favorite daffodil for decades. It's great for naturalizing and creates the perfect early burst of classic yellow color. (Narcissus)
  2. White Daffodil Bulbs Thalia, Narcissus triandrus, Daffodil

    Perfect for a shrub border or mass plantings, this victorian variety Thalia is elegant, wild style flowers on stems producing multiple blooms. Sweetly fragrant. (Narcissus triandrus)...

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    Thalia Daffodil Thalia Daffodil Narcissus triandrus Thalia
    As low as $9.32 Sale $7.92
    Per Bag of 8
    Perfect for a shrub border or mass plantings, this victorian variety Thalia is elegant, wild style flowers on stems producing multiple blooms. Sweetly fragrant. (Narcissus triandrus)
  3. Citrus Daffodil Flower Bulb Collection

    Bright, energizing colors in hues of lemon-yellow and sunny orange characterize this happy collection of mid-spring Daffodils. Tall cultivars, ‘Dutch Master,’ ‘Tahiti,’ ‘Go...

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    Citrus Daffodil Flower Bulb Collection Citrus Daffodil Flower Bulb Collection Narcissus
    $45.32 Sale $35.35
    Per Collection of 40
    Bright, energizing colors in hues of lemon-yellow and sunny orange characterize this happy collection of mid-spring Daffodils. Tall cultivars, ‘Dutch Master,’ ‘Tahiti,’ ‘Golden Ducat,’ ’Scarlet O’Hara,’ and ‘The Poet's' Daffodil, have been expertly paired in our Citrus Daffodil Collection to give your garden beds and indoor vases the zest and excitement of fresh citrus fruit. Deer resistant. Plant in full sun to partial shade with at least six hours of sun. 40 bulbs total. (Narcissus)
  4. Yellow Double Daffodil Bulbs Tahiti, Narcissus, Double Flowering Daffodils

    Elegant double flowers of the Daffodil Tahiti in the perfect mix of gold and orange open to an almost rose-like bloom. Reddish-orange interior markings give this classic yellow daffo...

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    Tahiti Double Daffodil Tahiti Double Daffodil Narcissus Tahiti
    As low as $9.99 Sale $8.49
    Per Bag of 8
    Elegant double flowers of the Daffodil Tahiti in the perfect mix of gold and orange open to an almost rose-like bloom. Reddish-orange interior markings give this classic yellow daffodil its tropical twist. Simply beautiful! (Narcissus)
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