There's a large clump of very pretty paper white narcissus blooming deep in my back property (about a football field length away). I'm guessing they got 'dumped' there from some home upstream when the creek overflowed. I saw them blooming last year, but couldn't find them to transplant in the fall.
Yesterday (with my permission), my granddaughter brought me the cut flowers. If I can't move them now, they'll stay there forever (or until the creek 'moves' them again).
Advice, suggestions..... ~ Joyce
good morning joyce,
last year i had some narcissus that i wanted to move from one side of the house to the other so that i could enjoy them more, so instead of waiting till the fall to move then in fear that i wouldn't be able to find them, i took the chance and moved them after they were finished blooming. they are growing now and look good and healthy. too cold for them to blossom just yet. good luck in your moving them!
Hi Joyce! I'm thinking it would be perfectly fine to do so now. Daffs of all varieties are very hearty. They will even survive a snowfall! So, I'm saying yes! I love the narcisus. They are so fragrant, if I'm thinking of the right daffy!
--Marg, Lancaster Co, PA
Janice and Marg...
Thanks for the ok to go...(and my husband is going to help! ) Time to get the wheelbarrow, but first must decide where their new home will be.
(Marg, just sniffed the 'bunch'... yes, lovely fragrance.)
Joyce, glad you're gonna go ahead and do it today! That is kind of neat how you got them. Not nice about your creek overflowing last yr, though! Maybe you could even plant them in something different and fun! Maybe a fun large container of some sort? A wheelbarrow? (decorative one, of course)!
Good thought, neighbor Marg... but no handy extra containers today. Just in the dirt will have to do, at least for now.!
Yes, the Red Clay Creek is a challenge. It's flooded twice since we've been here but has avoided the house (so far). When we built on these eleven acres seven years ago I promised myself it would just be a 'cabin in the woods'... limited landscaping... BUT, of course, I continue fussin' and fixin' ~ Joyce
Joyce, well I hope you keep a good supply of sand bags around that will encompass your house, in hte event that the creek's flooding ever gets worse! Glad you've avoided any worse calamities by it so far!
Marg, no sandbags (my you're full of good ideas). We did have our furnace hung from the joists instead of on the basement floor, just in case.
Well... it is DONE ! Thank goodness my husband helped. Quite a job getting the wheelbarrow through the growth, and the deer path helped, too. Fortunately, my granddaughter left a few blossoms or we would have had trouble finding the location.
The clump was about 12 inches in diameter, and the soil was SO beautiful and moist. Hope they do as well in their new location.
Now on to my next project... cutting down some new bamboo shoots. Wanna help?
Glad you got your flowers moved, I moved a few things around today, I live in Ontario, some grasses mostly and a couple flowers, we have had a few nights of frost and my Wisteria got hit badly,
Carolyn, nice to hear from you. I particularly wanted to respond because we are from Canada. My folks from Nova Scotia and my husband from Quebec. (Even have a boulevard and Montreal Metro stop with our name!)
Yes, we've had frost here in Pennsylvania too. Rain right now, with possible record breaking heat tomorrow! Good luck with your Wisteria. I've always wanted to grow that.
Sure has been crazy spring weather here, hasn't it, Joyce? One day frost or freezes, next day, in the mid 70s to low 80s! Hard to keep up. I'm waiting to plant my veg's til at least mid May!
I didn't know you were from Canada, Joyce! We actually are, too! My Grandfather and his parents were born in Toronto and moved down here to PA when my dgf was a young boy. My dm's side of the family are purer than pure PA stock!
Marg, Hard to find such pure stock as yours. I was raised in Massachusetts. My husband in Detroit. Together after we met and married in NYC we selected Pennsylvania as the BEST place to live. Moved here with no friends or family and have been here more than forty years.... a good choice, don't you think!
Joyce, glad you feel that way about PA! Yep, my dm's side of the family is actually from stock that were Quakers who came over from England w/ William Penn in the 1600s!! I know where one of their original homsteads was located and we actually had a house for a while very close to where it was! I guess my df's side of the family got a little fragmented coming down from Toronto. But at least they also made a good choice of choosing the Philly area where my dgf went to school. He went to Phila Boys' School, which I think is no longer. They wanted a better education for him than he could have gotten in Toronto at that time during the early 1900s. He became a scientist!
Wow! wonderful and exciting (and successful) heritage. Thanks for sharing with me.
Narcissus holding up in their new location better than expected...this warm day. TTYL
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