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Thursday, May 5, 2011
FIELDS OF GOLD
And then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with daffodils
For the last couple of years, I've purchased a hundred daffodil bulbs and planted them in the orchard. The cost is minimal, about the price of a single bouquet, if you buy them at a big box store. My plan is to eventually have the entire back fourty covered in golden blooms. It does indeed fill my heart with pleasure. All the instructions on naturalizing daffodils say to toss the bulbs in the air and then plant them. It don't think my wrist could hold up to that much digging! I just dig a trench and plant them there, in a half circle around the ancient mound that has sprung a sumac.