Post a reply

Image
Apr 7, 2018 6:38 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Cat Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: Massachusetts
Region: Ukraine
Hi everyone,

My daffodils have been pushing their way up through the snow quite nicely over the last few days. Temperatures have been strange in that it can be snowing and freezing overnight, but in the low 40's F and sunny during the day.

The parts that're showing above the soil look pale. Some are even a bit toward the yellow side of green instead of green. Last year (their first), I seem to remember them being greener.

Any ideas about why this would be happening? Do I need to amend the soil with something? I did place bulb fertilizer early in the spring as soon as I could see the soil, so what could be going on?

Thanks for any thoughts or advice.
You don't kick walls down, you pull the nails out and let them fall.
AKA Joey.
Image
Apr 7, 2018 6:42 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Peppers Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Tomato Heads Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover
They will green up with time...I think it happens to the bulbs that are planted the deepest, therefore spending the most time pushing up from underground without any sun to power photosynthesis. Once they poke up into the sun they start to green and within a week or two will likely look completely normal.
Image
Apr 7, 2018 6:48 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Cat Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: Massachusetts
Region: Ukraine
robertduval14 said:They will green up with time...I think it happens to the bulbs that are planted the deepest, therefore spending the most time pushing up from underground without any sun to power photosynthesis. Once they poke up into the sun they start to green and within a week or two will likely look completely normal.


Thank You! Rob, I feel much better now. They've been through a crazy time of poking up, then getting covered with snow again, with several repetitions. It's been a very strange spring so far!
Thank You!
You don't kick walls down, you pull the nails out and let them fall.
AKA Joey.
Image
Apr 7, 2018 6:53 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
Forum moderator Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Level 1
Joanna, sounds like Minnesota, every spring!
As Yogi Berra said, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
Image
Apr 7, 2018 7:12 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Cat Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: Massachusetts
Region: Ukraine
crawgarden said:Joanna, sounds like Minnesota, every spring!


LOL, looks like Minnesota came to visit down here! We even had a good snow this morning! Everyone was beautifully coated when I got up this morning, trees looking like crystals and all, but it was gone by noon. I'm beginning to wonder when it's going to stop!

I must say though, we've pretty much made it through black-fly season with not even one black fly, so I'm very happy with that!
You don't kick walls down, you pull the nails out and let them fall.
AKA Joey.
Image
Apr 7, 2018 7:27 PM CST
Plants Admin
Name: Rob Duval
Milford, New Hampshire (Zone 5b)
Peppers Region: New Hampshire Vegetable Grower Daylilies Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 1
Tomato Heads Annuals Hostas Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Spiders! Dog Lover
Don't you worry...even if the Daff's don't grow and bloom this year, you can certainly count on the black flies still making their appearance, albeit a bit later than normal. Spring time in New England without black flies? I don't think so.
Image
Apr 7, 2018 7:51 PM CST
North Central Massachusetts (N (Zone 5b)
Life & gardens: make them beautiful
Bee Lover Butterflies Garden Photography Cat Lover Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Region: Massachusetts
Region: Ukraine
robertduval14 said:Don't you worry...even if the Daff's don't grow and bloom this year, you can certainly count on the black flies still making their appearance, albeit a bit later than normal. Spring time in New England without black flies? I don't think so.


Sad
You don't kick walls down, you pull the nails out and let them fall.
AKA Joey.
Image
Apr 12, 2018 5:31 AM CST
Name: Neal Linville
Winchester, KY (Zone 6a)
Bulbs Charter ATP Member Cottage Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises Roses
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Level 2
I agree with Rob, I see this from time to time in my daffs. Sometimes we get a few really warm days early and they grow so fast that the new growth hasn't had time to photosynthesize, so they appear yellow at first. They always green up quickly.
"...and don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous." Rumi
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.
Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by RachaelHunter and is called "Tulip petals"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.