Can Daffodils be planted in pots? Annuals planted over daffodils?
I just planted 7 Delnashaugh daffodils into a pot yesterday, and I want to plant more in pots, but I'm wondering whether the cold winter air surrounding the pot will kill the daffodils? I planted them 6" deep, and covered with 3" of leaves. The winter temps around here dont usually get below 8-1 degrees F on the coldest nights.
Also, I will be planting some in the ground too, but one thing that has always annoyed me is that after the daffodils bloom,their foliage lasts another 6 weeks or so before dying back and being cut, then you must remember that there are daffodils there, so you dont accidentally plant something else in that spot. So the spot is wasted for the next 5 months of the season, and must stay unused and open.
So, I thought maybe since daffodils are done and gone by early to mid June or so, and since they are planted 6" deep, maybe you can plant annuals over top of them in June or so, after they've been cut back. Then, the annuals die later in the year, you pull them up, then the daffodils can grow again in early spring! Is there a reason why I shouldn't do that?
So there's that question and the earlier question about whether it's ok to plant daffodils in pots and whether they will survive winter?