I dig daffodils.
The sunshiny blooms are such a welcome sight in an otherwise blah landscape. They bloom before most plants even consider growing for the season.
Daffodils do well with little assistance. I don't purposely water them or feed them.
Each year, the number of bulbs multiply. Eventually, they get over crowded and stop producing blooms.
I used to think I had to wait until the leaves died back before I could dig up the bulbs to divide them. This hardly ever happened because I would forget about them being over crowded once the leaves were gone and there would be other plants growing in the area by that time which I didn't want to disturb.
Last year, tina at In The Garden demonstrated that it was possible to move the bulbs when you can find the bulbs. So, I gave it a try. I greatly increased the number of daffodils in the front garden.
I have more crowded daffodils and more spaces that need daffodils. So, let's get digging!
Other than trying to not cut any of the bulbs in half with the spade, the process is pretty simple.
Replant most of the bulbs somewhere else.
The area where I removed the most bulbs look a little rough, but all will be well.
Next year, I should have even more sunshiny blooms.
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