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#BotanistLens: Joyful Jonquils.

Jonquil, a fragrant daffodil (Narcissus jonquilla) brings nothing short of pure joy after cold winter days that otherwise seem endless. London Town gardens will soon have hundreds of joyful daffodils pop open with this burst of warm weather. Canary yellow or paper white, single or double, every daffodil makes for a jocund company!

Daffodil is one geophyte that is easiest to naturalize. What ae geophytes? Read this:

"Narcissus species and hybrids come in a myriad of sizes, colors, and forms, and some are extremely fragrant. These beautiful flowers are symbols of rebirth and new beginnings. It is thought that the early colonists brought narcissus bulbs with them to America from Europe, but there is no written proof. The first recorded shipment was in 1740, when Peter Collison, a friend of John Bartram’s, sent 40 varieties of narcissus to Bartram in Philadelphia."

Daffodils follow the Sun! They come in 13 cultivars, here are some pictures and growing tips:

Gardens without daffodils are incomplete. Big or small, there is always room for geophytes. Most often, bulbs do not need any maintenance. They multiply on their own and more the merrier when it comes to these lovely naturalizing geophytes. Follow us in the coming weeks to see more pictures of other geophytes that will soon start popping up. Or better yet, come on down to London Town for a jocund company with Jonquils and many more!

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