Bulbs

Winter and spring bulbs at Dawn Gardens are in bloom from January through May. About 5,000 bulbs have been planted almost every year since 2002. Even though over 50,000 have been planted there are probably more than 250,000 flowers now every year because the bulbs, especially the daffodils, multiply every year.

Many people ask how that many bulbs can be planted and the next videos show how my workers, Jesse and Vicente, do it.

After planting outside north fence.

After planting outside west fence.

6 weeks later – March 5

8 weeks later – March 20

Common Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) is the first bulb to bloom in the winter sometime as early as December.

Summer Snowflake (Leucojum aestivum) blooms in March not the summer.

Crocus blooms in January and February. The bulbs are planted in the fall along with the Daffodils.

Dutch Iris (Iris hollandica)

Iris reticulata

Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis)

Grecian Windflower (Anemone blanda)

Grape Hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)

Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica)

Peruvian Scilla (Scilla peruviana)

Spring Star Flower (Ipheion uniflorum)

Camass (Camassia quamash)

Daffodil (Narcissus pseudo narcissus ‘King Alfred’

A double nose bulb was planted which produced 2 flowers the first year.

Video shows the cut back garden in February making way for next month’s Daffodils.

3 weeks later – March 5, 2021

2 weeks later – March 20

Daffodils blooming on February 28:

Daffodils blooming on March 11:

Daffodils blooming on March 20:

Video of Daffodils March 27

SUMMER/FALL BULBS:

Cycamen hederifolium blooms late summer through fall.

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