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Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
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LysmachiaMoon
Mar 2, 2016 2:01 PM CST
I just love daffodils! A few years back a friend of mine gave me a bucket full. She had just moved into her parents' house to care for her mother and she told me her father had "planted too many daffodils everywhere". What? Are you NUTS? There's no such thing as too many daffodils!! Just this morning, looking out my kitchen window I thought "you know what would look nice over there under the lilacs: DAFFIES!"
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
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glengarry23
Mar 2, 2016 4:48 PM CST
Hi Annie,..apart from the few i found in the bottom of the flowerpots given to me i have a few planted here and there,..they are mixed species and such a welcome when Spring arrives,..cheerful blooms,..they have multiplied and i should have quite a few blooming pretty soon,..ah yes go for getting some bulbs they will bring a smile come Spring and need no looking after,..true one can never have enough of them Thumbs up
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Mar 3, 2016 7:20 AM CST
Here in rural Pennsylvania USA, we have a problem with white-tailed deer and groundhogs. I've found that interplanting daffodils (poisonous) with EVERYTHING really helps. The deer sniff the daffies and move on, leaving my grape hyacinths and hosta alone!
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
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glengarry23
Mar 3, 2016 5:56 PM CST
Well done Annie,..that was a good idea mixing the daffodils with everything,..its amazing how the deer know about the daffodils being lethal to eat,.. if i am not mistaken the bulbs are something that some of the Native American Indians carried in case they were ever captured,..the natural version of a suicide pill.
Name: Annie
Waynesboro, PA (Zone 6a)
Cat Lover Keeper of Poultry
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LysmachiaMoon
Mar 4, 2016 8:00 AM CST
I never heard of that. I do know that my mom once killed us all by mistaking a bag of daffodil bulbs for onions. There she was in my kitchen, happily slicing up daffy bulbs into a pot of soup...thank goodness I came in and stopped her! Smiling (She never was much of a cook....)
The end is nothing, the journey is all.
Name: Philip
Ireland,.The Midlands. (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Clematis Cactus and Succulents Hostas Dahlias Seed Starter
Cat Lover Lilies Roses Dog Lover Cottage Gardener Garden Photography
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glengarry23
Mar 4, 2016 1:17 PM CST
Wow you had a narrow escape with that soup Rolling my eyes. luckily you spotted your Mothers expert cuisine ingredients Blinking not that you or i ever want to find out,..i wonder if the Daffodil Bulbs are less lethal when cooked Shrug!

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