Today's photos are from Doug Florey, who we visited for the first time in June 2014 (refresh your memory HERE.) Today he says, "We started planting daffodils en masse about 10 years ago, and each fall we put in a few hundred more. Although I love some of the more exotic-looking ones, we have found that many of these are not as reliable as some of the old favorites when it comes to naturalizing, so lately we have been planting mostly 'Mt. Hood', 'King Alfred', 'Salome', and 'Ice Follies'. The deer, squirrels, chipmunks, and groundhogs steer clear of them, and the clumps grow larger each year, so we feel they’re a great investment, especially after a long, grey, Pittsburgh winter! In several of the beds, we’ve interplanted the daffs with daylilies or peonies. This has worked well, since the daylilies and peonies tend to hide the yellowing foliage of the daffodils, which reduces my impulse to cut the dying leaves back (despite knowing I shouldn’t!). Hopefully these photos will brighten up your days the same way other gardeners’ photos have brightened mine." Oh Doug. So nice. Only another couple of months til daffodil time. Will we make it? Sigh. So cold….. *** Doug promised to send LOTS of peony pics later in the season–let's hold him to it! ***
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Come and meet up at the Northwest Flower and Garden Show this year!
I'm scheduled to give another GPOD talk (A few of you will be getting emails in the next two weeks as I put together the slideshow…), and a number of people have emailed to say that they'll be at the show, and that they'd love to meet up with a bunch of fellow GPODers!
The RSVPs so far:
Glenda Curdy (Nurserynotnordstrom)
Jeanne Cronce (Greengenes)
Chris Niblack (ChrisSeattle)
Kielian DeWitt (Annek)
Linda Skyler (Meelianthus)
So…who else is going to be there?? Let us all know in the comments, and we can start planning an outing! Perhaps after-dinner drinks one night at the bar at the Sheraton? I'll repeat this announcement for the next week or so, at least, and keep a running list of who's coming….enticement for even more people to come. Oh, and when you comment to say you'll be there, give us your real name so that I can plan name tags that include both that and your screen name…
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