Spring is about rebirth and beauty. It’s about color coming back to a colorless world. When you experience a very long winter, as I do here in Western New York, the gradual unfolding of spring feels like a miracle. It may be a miracle in slow motion, but it is a miracle. Today was a warm, cloudy day, and there were daffodils galore. Just about everywhere I looked, I saw daffodils. They are wonderful plants. I recommend that you grow them. They are planted in the fall as bulbs. You can plant at anytime in the fall, even into November, just as long as the ground is still soft.
Oh, and if you have problems with deer turning your tulips into a snack, you won’t have that problem with daffodils.
Apparently, tulips are a delicacy for deer, but daffodils taste yucky. It seems as if deer are fussy about their food, which is good news for gardeners. So, the displeasure of deer is our happiness.