Garden Tip 79:

CARING FOR DAFFODILS

The yellows, whites and pinks of daffodils are brightening April gardens everywhere you look. Daffodil bulbs are tough, dependable and they multiply. Over the years one bulb will grow into a cluster of bulbs.
In the garden you may notice some of the clumps have a lot of foliage with few and small flowers. This is a good indication that these clumps have become overcrowded.
Mark these clumps now with a flag or label, and be prepared to dig, divide and transplant these clumps when the plants go dormant in early summer. Clumps usually require dividing every six to eight years to maintain optimum flower production. More on this later in the season when it is time for summer bulb maintenance.
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