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Foreced Daffodils bulbs CAN survive pictures included

Posted by hostalover360 4-WC Wisconsin (My Page) on
Thu, Jan 20, 11 at 0:28

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I wanted to make a post and give some hope to people wishing to put once forced bulbs in the garden by telling a story I had this the Yellow Daffodils to the left in the picture above. These were your typical foreced daffodils that can found in a large chain of stores. They were sitting on a rack selling for Easter which in that year was in late March I believe. I bought one, enjoyed it indoors then right afterwords I stuck it outside and buried the pot partly in the ground. Well it was left that way accidentally through the winter, un protected sicking out of the ground in a Wisconsin winter. When Spring came I was very surprised to see I forgot them! I slipped it out of the pot and planted it back where it was and this is what they looked like later that Spring, so not only did they survive the next year after being forced they bloomed! I think the main reason why these survived is becuase they were on a southern wall, but this is my story, so if you ever get forced bulbs especially Daffodils don't be afraid to try them in the garden!


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RE: Foreced Daffodils bulbs CAN survive pictures included

That's great! Thanks for sharing.


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RE: Foreced Daffodils bulbs CAN survive pictures included

I purchased a bag of daffodils at the hardware store just before winter hit, long after they should have been planted. I tried "chipping" them to force them to make bulbils. I threw them under the kitchen sink in baggies full of vermiculite where it is fairly cool temperatures. I just checked them last night and all kinds of baby bulbils have started! If it takes a few years to reach full size no problem...


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RE: Foreced Daffodils bulbs CAN survive pictures included

They look great. If that's what they look like after forcing I bet this spring they will look amazing!

I used to have a neighbor who would take home all the faded easter flowers from his church. The whole side of his house was lined with bunches of daffodils, tulips and hyacinths.... if you have the space, any bulb with some life left in it is worth a shot.


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